The King of France gave Ben Franklin a snuff box. He did le roi no favors in return—but he soon came to see that that wasn’t good enough.
Zephyr Teachout, candidate for governor in New York in 2014, teaches at Fordham Law School and is the author of the just-released Corruption in America: From Ben Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United.
The same billionaires who just bought the New York State Senate now want to own public education. It’s starve, test, and destroy.
Two of most important cases of 2014 you never heard of involve teeth and trains—and whether corporations can just become the government.