Historically political leaders and the citizens of the United States had turned toward a civil service after being fed up with the spoils system and other problems arising from private companies running those services. With the return to privatizing government services, Jon Michaels suggests the US is facing a deeper problem in the form of a potential constitutional coup. Maria Armoudian spoke with Michaels about his new book “Constitutional Coup: Privatization’s Threat to the American Republic.

Jon Michaels is a Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. He is an expert in constitutional law and is the author of Constitutional Coup: Privatization’s Threat to the American Republic.

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