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Yes, I cheated a smidge on the title. Because of the publisher, the actual title has an Indian slant, but the meat of it is human persons v. corporate persons. Most Kossacks are human persons. If you have not yet incorporated, what I have written here affects you.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is God’s gift to corporate America, tying it directly to elected legislators and providing the vehicle for the interests of corporate persons to trump the interests of human persons.
What ALEC “exchanges” are model statutes, directed toward:
*beating back the Environmental Protection Agency’s “assaults on state sovereignty”
*shifting the risk of pension investments for public workers from the taxpayers (employers) to the workers
*the laudable task of “decriminalizing” America accomplished by adding a guilty knowledge requirement to every criminal law that would make air and water pollution laws virtually unenforceable
The short version of the ALEC agenda is lower taxes and therefore lower spending and let the environment take care of itself. It is to move assets to corporate persons from human persons and allow corporate persons to put negative consequences to economic activity off on the commons rather than having those who profit from environmental destruction pay for it.