Idea: Corporate Personhood Bibliography
- 1 Navigation
- 2 Notes on the research
- 3 Draft Text for The Thinking Society
- 4 You probably know or at lease suspect that there is something wrong with the economics of our middle class today... But, it's not easy to know just what. Who gave the Supreme Court the right to create a new class of citizens? You probably know or at lease suspect that there is something wrong in the World today... But, it's not easy to know just what.
- 5 Introduction
- 6 History of Corporate Personhood
- 7 Supporting Documents & Documentaries
- 8 Video For Streaming
- 9 Questions
- 10 See Google Searches:
- 11 Other Searches
- 12 The Biological Basis for Property
- 13 Legal Resources
- 14 Protecting People From Corporations
- 15 Constitutional Amendmants
- 16 Foreign Ownership of U.S. Corporations
- 17 Politics
- 18 Amending the Constitution
- 19 Adoption of Ideas
- 20 Possible Presentations
- 21 ResearchGate Project
- 22 Organizations In This Work
- 23 Books
- One stab at an event description: Cognitive Bias and Democracy
Notes on the research
Draft Text for The Thinking Society
You probably know or at lease suspect that there is something wrong with the economics of our middle class today... But, it's not easy to know just what. Who gave the Supreme Court the right to create a new class of citizens? You probably know or at lease suspect that there is something wrong in the World today... But, it's not easy to know just what.
Corporate Personhood is the most significant legal term that nobody knows.
- Every aspect of our economy and our democracy is impacted by the growing hegemony of corporations. Nothing in our society is as consequential to our lives and our ability as a free people to control the world we live in as is the doctrine of Corporate Personhood promulgated by the Supreme Court. And, you probably don't believe that this is true.... yet.
Definition of Corporate Personhood
In a U.S. historical context, the phrase 'Corporate Personhood' refers to the ongoing legal debate over the extent to which rights traditionally associated with natural persons should also be afforded to corporations.
History of Corporate Personhood
- Our Hidden History of Corporations in the United States (reclaimdemocracy .org)
- Listen to commentary on the Thom Hartman Book Club The first 5 minutes says SO MUCH.
- How Supreme Court Turned Corporations into People - Mother Jones 2014/07
- Timeline of Personhood Rights and Powers - WILPF
- History.com on the effects of Citizens United
Supporting Documents & Documentaries
- Philadelphia City Council Resolution June 21, 2012
- Paul Craig Roberts – How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds (brief review by True Publica
- TED Talk: Lincoln didn't fight the civil war to free the corporations: Thom Hartmann at TEDxConcordiaUPortland
- Move To Amend Coalition
- HuffPost article: A Simple, 4-Step Method to End Corporate Personhood
- Corporations like Exxon are using spurious free speech claims to fend off regulation - Vox
- The Top Ten Problems with “Corporate Personhood” - Gorgist Journal
- Corporate Hegemony
- Court Overturns Lake Erie Bill of Rights – Feb 28, 2020
- The Right-Wing Legacy of Justice Lewis Powell, and What It Means for the Supreme Court Today – By Bill Blum
Video For Streaming
- The Story of Citizens United vs. FEC - 9 minutes
- The Corporation (Film 2003)
- Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission | US government and civics - Khan Academy
- HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream?
- Amazon Prime: Requiem-American-Dream-Noam-Chomsky (1Hr 12 Mins)
- Talking to Conservatives about the Constitution Michael Ventrella - The Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show Podcast
- Citizens United vs. FEC: How Did It Happen? (10 Mins, 29 Seconds)
- Supreme Court Justice Stevens Opens Up (12 Mins, 22 Seconds)
- How retired Justice Stevens would change the constitution (9 Mins, 54 Sesonds)
- A Conversation with Justice John Paul Stevens 51 Mins, 38 Seconds)
- What happens to people's moral sense of what is "right" or "wrong" when they are given a shield that limits their responsibility for the actions of their enterprise?
- What effect does the profit motive have on how people make decisions about what their enterprise should or should not do?
- What recourse do states, municipalities and citizens have when an enterprise harms them, their children or their property?
- What recourse do people have when large enterprises establish policies and make use of otherwise public resources that act to reduce the people's ability to earn a living and live healthy, productive lives?
- Where can people turn to protect themselves from life threatening commercial activities?
- What actions are taken by large financial enterprises to insure their access to land and other resources?
- Will overturning the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case create real democracy in America?
See Google Searches:
- Google Search: Lewis Powell activist justices
- Forced Arbitration
Corporate Free Speach
- Search of ideas.repec.org for "Corporate Personhood"
- Search of ideas.repec.org for "Citizens United"
- Amazon Search: Corporate Personhood
- Amazon Search: Citizens United
- corporations and american democracy
- corporations and other business associations
- Free Library of Philly, Catalog Search: corporate personhood
- Free Library of Philly, Catalog Search: "citizens united"
The Biological Basis for Property
Protecting People From Corporations
- TED Talk by Fredrik Gertten: Filmmaker and Director about battling corporate Interests
- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Corporate Frankenstein Monster
Foreign Ownership of U.S. Corporations
- Who controls the world
- Google Search: Foreign Ownership Of u.s. Stocks
- Article: John Paul Stevens Was Right: Citizens United Opened the Door to Foreign Money in U.S. Elections - The Intercept
- Foreign Ownership Of US Stocks - finance.townhall.com
- How much of America do foreigners really own? - MarketWatch, Sept 27, 2016
- Ending-foreign-influenced-corporate-spending-u-s-elections - americanprogress.org
- Current election laws and Supreme Court precedent are clear when it comes to foreign influence: It is illegal for foreign governments, corporations, or individuals to directly or indirectly spend money to influence U.S. elections. These laws are foundational to U.S. democracy and exist primarily because foreign entities are likely to have policy and political interests that do not always align with America’s best interests.
- Unfortunately, the Citizens United decision opened an unexpected loophole that makes the United States more vulnerable to foreign influence. Because foreign entities can invest in U.S. corporations—and those corporations can in turn spend unlimited amounts of money on U.S. elections—foreign entities can now exert influence on the nation’s domestic political process. This is especially noteworthy as foreign investors now own a whopping 35 percent of all U.S. stock.
- Fact Sheet: ending-foreign-influenced-corporate-spending-u-s-elections-2/ - Center for American Progress
- Greenpeace USA
- Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF)
**Democracy School Online
- Move to Amend (The local Wikidelphia page)
- Unpartisan Politics
- Video: PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy's High Stakes (1 hour & 29 minutes)
- Citizens United vs. FEC: How Did It Happen? - From PAY 2 PLAY http://pay2play.tv (11 minutes)
Amending the Constitution
Adoption of Ideas
- Idea: Diffusion of Social Innovation (Includes the Elephant and the Rider)
- Cognitive Bias and Democracy Stan's Notes...
- Design Wisdom: How Good Judgment Creates Effective Intentional Change - Hosted by CJ Fearnley
- Google Search: why+should+we+be+concerned+about+income+inequality
- RepresentUs - A movement to repeal corruption
- The Story of Solutions!
- The Story of Change
- The Story of Citizens United vs. FEC
- The Story Of Stuff Project
- Move to Amend
- One stab at an event description: Cognitive Bias and Democracy
- User:Stan/mta With CJ's guidance
The goal is to understand the influence of corporations on our democracy and to find useful language and explanations to use in informing the public.
There must be steps that We The People can take to insure that government and the investor class work to maintain our planet and the health, life, liberty. and the pursuit of happiness for all people everywhere..
Organizations In This Work
- Corporations Are Not People – Jeffrey D. Clements
- How Wealth Rules the World – Ben G. Price
- How to Argue the Constitution with a Conservative – Michael A. Ventrella