The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) is making available a serialization of Ben Price’s book. Read this award-winning book in free installments of downloadable pdf files shared below and join Ben Price for periodic webinars to discuss the book in the sequence of shared chapters. Register below for the next discussion and be sure to read in advance the installment to be discussed.

Saving Our Communities and Freedoms
from the Dictatorship of Property”

by Ben G. Price
Ben Price

Join Us for a FREE Webinar: How Wealth Rules

April 11th 7:00 – 8:30 PM ET

CELDF’s, Ben G. Price, will lead a lively and engaging discussion on his award-winning book, How Wealth Rules the World: Saving Our Communities and Freedoms from the Dictatorship of Property. 

This webinar will focus on HOW WEALTH RULES – PART ONE – One Right to Rule Them All, The Dark Side of Property. PLEASE READ PART 1 PRIOR TO THE WEBINAR DISCUSSION.

“In this book you can discover what intrepid communities across the country have learned and why they’ve taken up the community rights strategy. The Federalists who wrote the US Constitution were counterrevolutionaries. . . They vested greater rights in property than in people and put us on the disastrous route to environmental devastation and social chaos. Correcting the counterrevolutionary agenda that allows wealth to govern our lives instead of democratically assembled communities of people will require a full-blown people’s movement. [Here is] your invitation to join that fight.”

Thom Hartmann, author and broadcast journalist

“Read How Wealth Rules. . .  share it, discuss it, and organize around it as if your family’s and friends’ lives depended on it—because they do.”

– John Stauber, author of bestsellers including Toxic Sludge Is Good for You; Trust Us, We’re Experts; and Weapons of Mass Deception

If you’d like a print copy of the entire book

Purchase a copy of How Wealth Rules the World: Saving Our Communities and Freedoms from the Dictatorship of Property, by CELDF’s Ben G. Price from publisher Berrett-Koehler here: BK Bookstore | Shop Books for Businesses and Company Events (

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One Right to Rule Them All
The Dark Side of Property

Ben G. Price

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” — Frederic Bastiat

Here is Part One  


Property is Not an Unalienable Right

Ben G. Price

“I doubt whether a single fact, known to the world, will carry as clear conviction to it. . . of the treasonable views of the federal party. . . who having nothing in them of the feelings or principles of ’76 now look to a single and splendid government of an Aristocracy, founded on banking institutions and monied in corporations. . . This will be to them a next best blessing to the Monarchy of their first aim, and perhaps the surest steppingstone to it.” — Thomas Jefferson

Here is Part Two  


The Ongoing Counter-Revolution

Ben G. Price

“The uniformity of the Framers’ economic status had a predictable impact on the Constitution. It provides protections for property rights and limits the political powers of the poor. In contrast, it does not provide for the needs of the lower classes. Instead, those provisions focused on the poor are designed to suppress insurrections, to prohibit state debtor relief laws, and to prevent property redistributions.” — Ann M. Burkhart

Here is Part Three