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The Resource Capitalism v. democracy : money in politics and the free market constitution, Timothy K. Kuhner

Capitalism v. democracy : money in politics and the free market constitution, Timothy K. Kuhner

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Capitalism v. democracy : money in politics and the free market constitution
Title
Capitalism v. democracy
Title remainder
money in politics and the free market constitution
Statement of responsibility
Timothy K. Kuhner
Title variation
Capitalism versus democracy
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As of the latest national Elections, it costs approximately $1 billion to become President, $10 million to become a Senator, and $1 million to become a Member of the House. High-priced campaigns, superPACs, and increasing corporate political power are the new normal in American politics. In Capitalism v. Democracy, Timothy Kuhner explains how these conditions have corrupted American democracy, morphing it into a system of rule that favors the wealthy and marginalizes ordinary citizens. Kuhner demonstrates that money in politics has corrupted capitalism as well, routing economic competition through political channels and allowing politically powerful companies to evade market forces. The Supreme Court has brought about both forms of corruption by striking down campaign finance reforms. By exposing the extreme economic worldview polluting constitutional interpretation, Kuhner shows how the Court became the architect of American plutocracy. Capitalism v. Democracy offers the key to understanding why corporations are now citizens, limits on corporate spending are a form of censorship, democracy is a free market, and political equality and democratic integrity are unconstitutional constraints on money in politics. Supreme Court opinions have dictated these conditions in the name of the Constitution, as though the Constitution required the privatization of democracy. Kuhner argues that nothing short of a constitutional amendment can set the necessary boundaries between capitalism and democracy. Book jacket
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuhner, Timothy K
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4920
LC item number
.K84 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Campaign funds
  • Constitutional law
  • United States
  • Capitalism
  • Democracy
Label
Capitalism v. democracy : money in politics and the free market constitution, Timothy K. Kuhner
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • question raised by America's design
  • Free market democracy
  • Corporations speak
  • Consumer sovereignty
  • Why capitalism governs democracy
  • Plutocracy
  • Capitalism and democracy reconciled
Control code
865493624
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780804791564
Lccn
2014004712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)865493624
Label
Capitalism v. democracy : money in politics and the free market constitution, Timothy K. Kuhner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • question raised by America's design
  • Free market democracy
  • Corporations speak
  • Consumer sovereignty
  • Why capitalism governs democracy
  • Plutocracy
  • Capitalism and democracy reconciled
Control code
865493624
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780804791564
Lccn
2014004712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)865493624

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