We live in a corporatocracy: a system of government run for the benefit of corporations at the expense of political power, civil liberties and economic freedom for the rest of society.
Author and economist Jon Perkins described the current American government very succinctly: “Elected officials – including the President – no longer write the laws; the corporate lobbyists write and pass them through our elected officials, whose campaigns they finance.”
The national security state has rapidly expanded. The rule of law is subverted or ignored. Illegal wars for natural resources and geopolitical positioning have become the norm.
In Corporatocracy, journalist and author Sean Kerrigan documents the historical trends that led to the collapse of democracy, the system’s most blatant abuses, and some basic principles that can help restore the republic.