As you know, I’ve been complaining about the Left’s silence on the book. But there are leftists out there who “get it”–who understand that I’m urging us toward an American version of perestroika which would put us more securely and more consciously on the path to market socialism. Sasha Lilley of KPFA in San Francisco is one of those leftists. She read the book very closely, and very critically, and so was able to conduct an interview that illuminated both the strengths and the weaknesses of my argument. I’m now her biggest fan.
Here’s the link to the interview.
Today I’ll post some more thoughts on corporate personhood, having read the key precedents of Citizens United and realized that the debates over the legal standing of corporations are far from over. You might even say that we’re just now catching up with William J. Rehnquist and Byron White, the dissenters in Bellotti (1978), who denounced their colleagues for ignoring the distinction between “natural persons” and corporations. Uh oh. We’re catching up with the arch conservatives of the Burger Court?