Concerns about corporate civil rights and power over individual citizens isn’t exactly a new phenomenon. With the Supreme Court decisions on Citizens United and Hobby Lobby, Americans are increasingly aware of the special citizenship corporations possess. And that’s something that key members of the Trump administration are seeking to strengthen through deregulation and policy implementation.
On this episode, Michael Grunwald of Politico Magazine talks about his reporting on Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget and the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And in the book chat, Adam Winkler discusses his new book, We The Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights.
Michael Grunwald is senior writer at Politico Magazine and the author of The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. Follow him on Twitter: @MikeGrunwald
Adam Winkler is a specialist in American constitutional law and history and is the author of We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights, as well as Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America. His scholarship has been cited in landmark Supreme Court cases, including opinions on the Second Amendment and on corporate free speech rights. Follow him on Twitter: @adamwinkler
Discussed on the show:
- Winkler’s We The Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
- Grunwald’s “Mick The Knife”
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