內容簡介 Everything the government does aims to help corporations-not the people. To drive that point home, the U.S. Supreme Court gave corporations the same status as human beings when it ruled they are "people" in the Citizens United decision. Shirley Conley takes corporations, politicians, and the voters who support them to task in this book that urges Americans to revolt against the status quo. In straightforward language, she makes the case that since corporations are people, they must start paying their fair share. The author also outlines how corporations contribute to a myriad of problems, such as: - pushing the government into wars to steal resources from other countries;- causing illnesses that threaten the solvency of Medicare and Medicaid;- destroying infrastructure with massive trucks that deliver products;- curbing competition by combining with other companies. Moreover, corporations want to keep a certain portion of the population uneducated and poor so that they will have someone to fight their wars, mow their lawns, and do other work that well-educated people will not do. Discover the problems we face and identify solutions to move forward as a nation with A Guide to the Revolution.
作者介紹 Shirley Conley has been a small business owner since 1982 and has kept her business alive through numerous recessions and competition. She has survived due to her ability to organize, see the whole picture, and act to solve issues. She was executive director of Victims for Victims, a nonprofit organization founded by actress Theresa Saldana after she was brutally stabbed by a crazed fan. She also brought together the leaders of other victims' groups to pass legislation called the Victims Bill of Rights in California. She organized the first Candlelight Vigil for Crime Victims for the Sunny von Bulow Victim Advocacy Center.