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The Code of Capital
How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality
By Katharina Pistor

A tenant pays his landlord. But how did landlords receive legal protection to preserve ownership and have the right to demand payment from tenants? The story of how capital influences law and how law defines capital.

This book explains why lawyers are generally right-leaning politically and how capital buys influence in the courtroom and with legal structures designed to maximize their accumulation and wealth. The legal code has become an industry.