The Rise of the American Corporate Security State: Six Reasons To Be Afraid
People don’t trust the government. They’re suspicious of large corporations. And the people have good reason for both of those feelings, given recent revelations about NSA spying on private citizens and the rampant cronyism and self-interest at banks and companies that led to the financial meltdown in 2008. So what would happen if all that government spy data was made available to those untrustworthy large corporations? Well, you’d have the end of democracy in a nutshell: the Corporate Security State.
And Beatrice Edwards, executive director of the Government Accountability Project, has six damn good reasons for why The Rise of the American Corporate Security State would be a monstrous blow to the rights of the people and the regulation of big business.
Utilizing information painstakingly revealed by whistleblowers and investigative journalists, Edwards lays out the facts about how the 2008 financial collapse happened, why so few on Wall Street were prosecuted, and what it all has to do with Edward Snowden’s work uncovering the NSA’s vast abuse of civil liberties.
This is a well-presented, easily-digested read with information that every American should have, internalize, and use as fuel to push for greater change. I hope everyone reads this book.