The Rise Of Corporate Dominance: The Untold Story with Thom Hartmann

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Thomas Jefferson warned about the rise of corporations. The writers of the Constitution agreed that it was a dangerous thing to have a corporation so powerful that the government would be captive to it. Some are of the opinion that corporations are controlling our nation and our lives. Is there an emergence of a corporate state. If so, how did this happen? In this compelling dialogue, award winning author, international teacher, lecturer and psychotherapist Thom Hartmann tracks the history of the corporation, and tells the astonishing story of how corporations acquired their power, and cites examples of abuse and manipulation.

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Thom Hartmann is the author of:

  • Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and Theft of Human Rights (Rodale Press 2002)
  • The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight (Mythical Books 1998)
  • The Greatest Spiritual Secret of the Century (Hampton Roads 2000)

Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • How the corporate form came into being
  • What is the true story of the Boston Tea Party
  • Why the founders of this nation were in favor of corporate controls
  • The relationship of corporations to the Bill of Rights
  • What you can do to help reform laws that allow corporate abuse
Interview Date: 9/12/2002                     Program Number: 2957