Corporateering by Jamie Court
How Corporate Power Steals Your Personal Freedom... And What You Can Do About It

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Enron. Tyco. Arthur Andersen. These companies have turned "corporate" into a four-letter word as headline after headline reveals shocking stories of executives stealing money from investors.

But money isn't all that corporations steal. In Corporateering, Jamie Court shows how corporations routinely and quietly rob us of our personal freedoms, including privacy, security, the right to legal recourse, and more. In fact, "corporateering"-the act of prioritizing commercial gain over individual, social, or cultural gain-is everywhere in our lives.

Court offers empowering strategies for counter-corporateering so we can reclaim our private lives, our right to health and safety, and other personal liberties.

About Jamie Court

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Jamie Court is president of Consumer Watchdog, an award-winning, nationally recognized consumer advocate. He is also the author of "Corporateering: How Corporate Power Steals Your Personal FreedomA[a括]And What You Can Do About It" and coauthor of "Making A Killing: HMOs and the Threat To Your Health". Court helped pioneer the HMO patients' rights movement in the United States, sponsoring successful laws in California and aiding them elsewhere. He has also led major corporate campaigns to reform insurers, banks, oil companies, utilities and political practices. He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio's "Marketplace" program and on the "Los Angeles Times" op-ed page. He currently resides in the Los Angeles area. Smith is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Civil Society in Newton, Massachusetts.
Published May 26, 2003 by Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help. Non-fiction

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In the judicial system, for instance, Court shows how corporations use their might to limit lawsuits and losses in the name of tort reform and influence the makeup of the courts through advertising and campaign funds.

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