Corporations Are People Too; And They Should Act Like It by Kent Greenfield. Yale University Press.In Citizens Unitedl the Supreme Court claimed most of the same privileges for corporations.
Dark Commerce; How a New Illicit Economy Is Threatening Our Future by Louis Shelley. Princeton University Press. A new world of illicit commerce, vast profits made in the global economy, that seem to crowd out the advantages of the global economy.
Germany’s Hidden Crisis; Social decline in the Heart of Europe by Oliver Nachtwey. Verso, paper. How neoliberalism is causing a crisis in Germany and central Europe.
Just Giving; Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better by Rob Reich. Princeton University Press. Our giving isn’t just goodness, it is a form of power.
The Internet Trap; How the Digital Economy Builds Monopolies and Undermines Democracy by Matthew Hindman. Princeton University Press. The Internet was supposed to fragment audiences and make media monopolies impossible. Instead behemoths.
Beeronomics; How Beer Explains the World by Johan Swinnen & Devin Briski. Oxford University Press. The taxation and regulation of beer production was an important chapter in the creation of an industrial Britain.
The Age of Violence; The Crisis of Political Action and the End of Utopia by Alain Bertho. Is the rising level of violence the result of the radicalization of Islam. Or is it the pressure of globalization.
One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson and Dick Durbin. Bloomsbury. A long history of American constitutional history that lists the determined efforts to suppress minority voting.
Impeaching the President; Past, Present, and Future by Alan Hirsch. City Lights, paper. An historical look at the practice of impeachment and how it impacted the presidential terms of Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton perhaps Donald Trump.
The Coming of the American Behemoth; The Origins of Fascism in the United States, 1920 to 1940. Monthly Review Press, paper. Monopoly-finance capitalism – American free-enterprise was the location for the gestation of American fascism.
President Obama; Constitutional Aspirations and Executive Actions by Louis Fisher. University Press of Kansas, paper. Barack Obama took exception to claims by George W. Bush’s notion of “inherent” presidential powers vs. executive actions.
Slavery and Social Death; A Comparative Study by Orlando Patterson. Harvard University Press, paper. Patterson has discussed the internal dynamics of slaver in sixty-six societies over time.
Globalization and Inequality by Elhanan Helpman. Harvard University Press. We must look beyond globalization to explain rising economic inequality.
The Black Auxiliary; The Untold Story of Eighteen African Americans Who Defied [Both] Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to Compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Atria. Jesse Owens is the most recognized name of the group, but there were other winners, Jackie Robinson’s brother Mack, for instance.