Sponsored by Demos, Free Speech for People, and the New York Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society this special breakfast discussion with Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow Bob Herbert and Jeff Clements on his new book, Corporations Are Not People, took place on January 12, 2012.

With a foreword by Bill Moyers, Corporations Are Not People tells the true story of how some of the largest corporations in the world organized to take over our government and Constitution, culminating in 2010 with the 5-4 Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

Brenda Wright and John Bonifaz provided an introduction to the event.

Watch this great discussion between Bob Herbert and Jeff Clements as they traverse the three-decade rise of corporate power over democracy and delve into how we can work together to return freedom and democracy to all Americans.

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