How Wealth Rules the World: Saving Our Communities and Freedoms from the Dictatorship of Property

How Wealth Rules the World: Saving Our Communities and Freedoms from the Dictatorship of Property

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Overview

Many of today’s most serious issues—homelessness, gun violence, fracking, prison privatization, predatory lending, and many more—remain gridlocked because the “rights of property” undermine the rights of people. Ben Price reveals that our Constitution and legal system were intentionally designed to give outsized rights to the wealthy propertied class over the rest of us. He exposes how this stymies our ability to resolve the pressing social and environmental problems we face today and offers solutions and actions rooted in resistance. Detailing stories from the more than 200 communities that have drafted their own bills of rights, Price implores listeners to join arms to fight against the primacy of property and restore justice and equality to the people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781974948611
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 05/21/2019
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 5.04(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Ben Price is the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund’s (CELDF) National Organizing Director, with fifteen years of experience organizing communities and coordinating organizers across the country to challenge state and federal legalization of corporate assaults against people and their environments. Ben worked closely with Tamaqua Borough, Pennsylvania, the first community on earth to recognize legal rights for ecosystems, and with the City Council of Pittsburgh, PA to adopt a community bill of rights banning fracking, directly challenging state preemption of local control over oil and gas corporations. Prior to teaming up with CELDF, Ben worked in the corporate world while also serving as President of the Pennsylvania Consumer Action Network (PCAN).

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