Break 'em Up: Recovering Our Freedom from Big Ag, Big Tech, and Big Money

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5.4 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Zephyr Teachout is an attorney, political activist, and anti-trust and corruption expert. A rising star on the left, her campaign for New York Attorney General in 2018 was endorsed by Bernie Sanders, the New York Times, and others. She was part of the team of lawyers that sued Donald Trump for allegedly violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution. Teachout sits on the board of directors of the Open Markets Institute, and teaches law at Fordham University. She lives in Clinton, NY.


"Break 'Em Up is a shocking guide book to these corporate Dark Ages, these frightening times when private power seems to grow ever more centralized and the ordinary world we live in feels like it is dissolving. Thankfully, it is also a road map to the exit. Read it and let's get ourselves out of this awful place." --Thomas Frank, author of Listen, Liberal

"Zephyr Teachout is a prophet of the resurgent left. With polemical zeal and elegant prose she diagnoses the great economic illness of our time--and shows how a cure is within our reach. This is the essential manifesto for the rejuvenation of American democracy." --Franklin Foer, author of World Without Mind

"Bracing; powerful and inspiring. Teachout, in this riveting read, demonstrates that private power is simply power, and limiting its abuse is essential to human thriving." --Tim Wu, author of The Curse of Bigness

"A passionate and persuasive case for a revitalized antitrust movement to strengthen democracy and improve the lives of middle- and working-class Americans...Teachout delivers a forceful, clearly articulated vision of 'moral markets' built on freedom, choice, and human dignity. Progressives will heed this clarion call for reform." --Publishers Weekly (starred)

"A graceful, witty, terrifying book--essential to understanding how monopoly threatens American democracy. Teachout was one of the first to grasp the magnitude of the crisis of concentrated private power in America, and she now drives the debate forward again. Break 'Em Up will challenge all easy assumptions about how to fix our nation, in ways that will arm you for the fight ahead." --Barry C. Lynn, author of Liberty from All Masters

"Wide-ranging, well-organized chapters are full of unsettling tidbits ... Teachout confidently wields energetic, urgent prose and stark research, adeptly blending subtopics including law and technology. Deserves wide attention in our current political landscape." --Kirkus