Right-Wing Infrastructure: Powell Memo

How the “Powell Memo” Generated
$Billions for Right-Wing Institutions

Bellow is a collection of online resources that explain the history of how the corporate/economic libertarian/Christian Right alliance built a network of institutions to rule America despite the internal cleavages in the set of projects funded.

From the Right

Powell Archives
The Powell Memorandum
Full Text

The Power of Ideas
The Heritage Foundation at 25 Years
by Lee Edwards


Conventional Analysis

Power, Politics and Powell
by Gary Robertson
Richmond Magazine

When Billionaires Become Educational Experts
“Venture philanthropists” push for the privatization of public education.
By Kevin K. Kumashiro

How Corporate Lobbyists Conquered American Democracy:
Business didn’t always have so much power in Washington.
Atlantic Magazine
by Lee Drutman, April 20, 2015

The Powell Memo (also known as the Powell Manifesto)
Reclaim Democracy:
Restoring Citizen Authority over Corporations


Progressive POV

The Real History of ‘Corporate Personhood’: Meet the Man to Blame for Corporations Having More Rights Than You

The real history of today’s excessive corporate power starts with a tobacco lawyer appointed to the Supreme Court.

Corporate Lobby:
Transforming the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Powell Memo Blueprint: Impact on Political Action
(Contains useful list of other resources with links)

Powell Memo Blueprint: Impact on Political Action

Achieving Democracy:
The Future of Progressive Regulation
Oxford University Press
Sidney A. Shapiro  and Joseph P. Tomain
January 6, 2014

Who’s Behind the Attack on Liberal Professors?
by Dave Johnson