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The Corporate Criminal - discussed by Steve Tombs and David Whyte

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 18:30
News From Nowhere, Radical and Community Book Shop, 96 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HY
The Corporate Criminal

Steve Tombs and David Whyte discuss their recent book The Corporate Criminal: Why Corporations Must Be Abolished.

What the reviewer said:

"Few academic books demand the kind of critical attention that The Corporate Criminal demands. This is surely the most powerful and compelling critique of the corporation ever written. Tombs and Whyte pull no punches in this arrestingly accessible but scholarly book. Their argument is simple – its legal and historical construction is such that the resulting corporation is endemically criminogenic and thus beyond reform. Their conclusion is utterly persuasive, 'the goal of corporate opposition must be the abolition of the corporation'." – Professor Penny Green, Queen Mary University of London, UK

"Tombs and Whyte provide a brilliant, unflinching and original account of corporate power in neoliberal capitalism. Their careful analysis – rich in both empirical and theoretical insights - convincingly reveals that corporations cannot balance economic progress with social welfare, but also that the only effective corrective is to disassemble the corporate form. This superb book is a must read for anyone wishing to understand how and why corporations have come to define and destroy our daily lives, and what do about it." - Susanne Soederberg, Queen’s University, Canada