Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy by Sheldon Whitehouse,Melanie Wachtell Stinnett

By Sheldon Whitehouse,Melanie Wachtell Stinnett

In Captured, U.S. Senator and previous federal prosecutor Sheldon Whitehouse deals an eye-opening tackle what company impact appears like this day from the Senate ground, including a first-hand viewpoint to Jane Mayer’s Dark Money.

Americans be aware of anything is incorrect of their executive. Senator Whitehouse combines historical past, criminal scholarship, and private reports to supply the 1st hands-on, entire clarification of what is long past mistaken, exposing a number of avenues in which our govt has been infiltrated and disabled through company powers. Captured finds an unique oversight through the Founders, and indicates how and why company energy has exploited that vulnerability: to strike worry in elected representatives who don’t “get correct” via threatening million-dollar "dark cash" election assaults (a hazard better and cheaper than the particular attack); to stack the judiciary—even the superb Court—in "business-friendly" methods; to "capture” the executive organizations intended to control company habit; to undermine the civil jury, the Constitution's final bastion for traditional voters; and to create a company "alternate truth" on public healthiness and issues of safety like weather switch.

Captured indicates that during this centuries-long fight among company strength and person liberty, we will be able to and needs to take our American executive again into our personal hands.

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