NPR’s Fresh Air Interviews Adam Winkler on How American Corporations Won Their Civil Rights

Professor Adam Winkler was interviewed on National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” for a discussion about how American corporations, over the last 200 years, have gained civil liberties and constitutional rights that were originally intended for people.  “The founding generation harbored a certain hostility towards corporations with Jefferson condemning what he called the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations,” said Winkler.  “But over the course of American history, the Supreme Court has usually used its power of judicial review to benefit the most wealthy and powerful corporations.”

Winkler is the author of a new book, “We The Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights” (W.W. Norton & Company, 2018). 

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