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The Real History of 'Corporate Personhood': Meet the Man to Blame for Corporations Having More Rights Than You

The real history of today's excessive corporate power starts with a tobacco lawyer appointed to the Supreme Court.

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We have become accustomed to thinking that we cannot change, that our problems are too big, that our government can- not be effective. This was not always so, and it does not have to be so now. The choice we face in America now about whether to succeed or fail begins with our choice about whether we agree with Lewis Powell, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the corporate rights movement that massive, global corporate entities are the same as people.

(Click here to order a copy of Jeffrey Clement's  Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It.)

 

Jeff Clements is the co-founder and general counsel of Free Speech for People and a former assistant attorney general of Massachusetts.