100 Books About Corporations.
Check out The Center for Corporate Policy list of suggestions HERE
Divine Right of Capital: Dethroning
the corporate aristocracy shows how the corporate mandate
to maximize returns to shareholders is out of step with democratic
and free-market ideals. Marjorie Kelly's aim is to start a dialogue
about the core problem of capitalism. The symptoms range from
bloated CEO pay, sweatshops, and speculative excess to stagnant
wages, corporate welfare, and environmental indifference. All
spring from a single source: the mandate to maximize returns
to shareholders. In major public corporations -- where there
is little reason to so favor shareholders -- this mandate amounts
to property bias, which is akin to racial or gender bias. It
arises from the unconscious belief that property owners, or
wealth holders, matter more than others. The system upholding
this belief she calls economic aristocracy.
Thom Hartmann has written a number of best selling
books covering culture, democracy, spirituality, and ecology (thomhartmann.com/two.shtml).
His latest book is Unequal
The rise of corporate dominance and theft of human rights. In Unequal
Protection, he tracks the history of the modern corporation back to
the founding of the East India Company in 1600, through the Boston Tea
Party revolt against transnational corporate domination of the early
American economy, the rise of corporations during the Civil War, and
the ultimate theft of human rights before the Supreme Court in 1886.