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Author Edwards, Beatrice.

Title The Rise of the American Corporate Security State [electronic resource] : Six Reasons to Be Afraid.

Imprint San Francisco, US : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (121 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Part I: The National Security State; Chapter 1 The Government-Corporate Complex: What It Knows about You: REASON TO BE AFRAID #1: Average citizens are subject to ever-expanding surveillanceand data collection by the government-corporate complex.; Chapter 2 Official Secrets: Absolute Control: REASON TO BE AFRAID #2: Control of information by the government-corporate complexis expanding.
Note Chapter 3 The Constitution Impaired: The Bill of Rights Annulled: REASON TO BE AFRAID #3: The separation of powers established by the Constitution is eroding. Rights guaranteed by constitutional amendments are becoming irrelevant. Reporting a crime may be a crime, and informing the public of the truth is treason. Part II: The Corporate Security Complex.
Chapter 4 Zombie Bill: The Corporate Security Campaign That Will Not Die: REASON TO BE AFRAID #4: The government-corporate surveillance complex is consolidating. What has been a confidential but informal collaboration now seeks to legalize its special status. Chapter 5 Financial Reform: Dead on Arrival: REASON TO BE AFRAID #5: Financial reforms enacted after the crisis are inoperable and ineffective because of inadequate investigations and intensive corporate lobbying.
Contents Chapter 6 Prosecution Deferred: Justice Denied: REASON TO BE AFRAID #6: Systemic corruption and a fundamental conflict of interest are driving us toward the precipice of new economic crises. Chapter 7 The New Regime; Acknowledgments; Endnotes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z; About the Author; About the Government Accountability Project.
Summary Take Back Our Civil Liberties!Beatrice Edwards, executive director of the organization representing Edward Snowden and four other NSA whistleblowers, argues that we now live in a Corporate Security State, where the government is more interested in protecting the companies that serve it than the citizens who support it. Hheavy domestic surveillance, political persecution of dissenters, the threat of indefinite detention codified into law-how did we get here? And is there a way out?Edwards details how intelligence agencies took advantage of 9/11 to illegitimately extend the government's reach. C.
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Subject Intelligence service -- Contracting out -- United States.
Corporations -- United States.
Business and politics -- United States.
Electronic surveillance -- Political aspects -- United States.
Internal security -- Political aspects -- United States.
National security -- Political aspects -- United States.
Privacy, Right of -- United States.
Government contractors -- United States.
Security sector -- United States -- Evaluation.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Edwards, Beatrice. Rise of the American Corporate Security State : Six Reasons to Be Afraid. San Francisco, US : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ©2014 9781626561946
ISBN 9781626561960 (electronic bk.)
1626561966 (electronic bk.)