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The Resource The influence machine : the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the corporate capture of American life, Alyssa Katz

The influence machine : the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the corporate capture of American life, Alyssa Katz

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The influence machine : the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the corporate capture of American life
Title
The influence machine
Title remainder
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the corporate capture of American life
Statement of responsibility
Alyssa Katz
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The United States now has three political parties, though only two of them are elected.The newest was founded a century ago, but just came to power in the last decade: It's the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the political party of the new American oligarchy. In this groundbreaking investigation of the big business takeover of the American political process, Alyssa Katz draws upon years of research to chronicle the rise to power of the organization and the oversized, combative personalities who lead it. The Chamber--through its secret corporate sponsors, from Philip Morris to Exxon to Wal-Mart--can take credit for some of the most disturbing trends in American life: the reversal of environmental protections, the buying of judgeships, the destruction of unions and worker protections, the rise of virulent anti-government ideology, the toxic role of campaign cash, and the creation of "astroturf" groups, culminating in the Tea Party, as cover for advancing a corporate agenda. Through its propaganda, lobbying, and campaign cash, the Chamber has created a right-wing monster that even it struggles to control, a conservative movement that is destabilizing American politics as never before. The Chamber tells this history as a series of gripping narratives that take us into the backrooms of Washington where the battles over how our country is run and regulated are fought, and then out into the real world where we see how the Chamber's campaigns play out in real lives. But in the end, Katz also points to the possibility of reversing the influence of the Chamber and its affiliated groups, and fixing our democracy
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Katz, Alyssa
Dewey number
381.06/073
Index
index present
LC call number
HF295
LC item number
.K37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
  • United States
  • Business and politics
  • Power (Social sciences)
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The influence machine : the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the corporate capture of American life, Alyssa Katz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn890621129
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 315 pages
Isbn
9780812993288
Lccn
2014038034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1731103
  • (OCoLC)890621129
Label
The influence machine : the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the corporate capture of American life, Alyssa Katz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn890621129
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 315 pages
Isbn
9780812993288
Lccn
2014038034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1731103
  • (OCoLC)890621129

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