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The Market as God

When the financial market is god, who pays? —  Among other reviews available, this brief article provides an overview of Harvey Cox’ book, The Market as God (Harvard University Press, 2016), 320 pages. Cox argues that our now-sacralized market endows corporations with personhood, grants them immunity from double jeopardy, gives them the right to a trial by jury, and allows them unlimited contributions to political campaigns in the name of protecting their freedom of speech. What’s more, corporations may but need not die.

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