Captured The corporate infiltration of American democracy

Sheldon Whitehouse, 1955-

Book - 2017

"In Captured, U.S. Senator and former federal prosecutor Sheldon Whitehouse offers an eye-opening take on what corporate influence looks like today from the Senate Floor, adding a first-hand perspective to Jane Mayer's Dark Money."--

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New York : The New Press 2017.
Main Author
Sheldon Whitehouse, 1955- (author)
Other Authors
Melanie Wachtell Stinnett (author)
Physical Description
xxii, 257 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-239) and index.
  • Author's Note
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. The Constitution's Blind Spot
  • Chapter 2. The Growth of Corporate Power
  • Chapter 3. Where We Are Now
  • Chapter 4. What the Corporate Political Machine Wants: Four Short Case Studies
  • Chapter 5. The Powell Memo and the Corporate Strategy
  • Chapter 6. Capture of the Court
  • Chapter 7. Capture of Elections: Citizens United
  • Chapter 8. Capture of Regulatory Agencies
  • Chapter 9. Capture of the Civil Jury
  • Chapter 10. The Denial Machine
  • Chapter 11. Climate Change and the "Flies of Summer"
  • Chapter 12. America's Lamp in Peril
  • Postscript
  • Notes
  • Index