Penguin destroys books

Year Published:  1990  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX4084

Abstract:  Penguin Books Canada has destroyed about 6,200 books and issued a public apology to settle a lawsuit by the capitalist Conrad Black. The book, Whose Money is It Anyway? The Showdown on Pensions, by Ann Finlayson, was reviewed in the December 1989 issue of Connexions (see CX3719). It describes how corporations, including one owned by Conrad Black, have repeatedly removed money from employee pension plans. All copies of the hardcover edition remaining in stock have been destroyed (not including the review copy in the Connexions office, now a collector's item). A revised paperback edition has been issued with the offending comments removed. Black objected to a statement that he had engaged in "corporate banditry" in removing pension funds from Dominion Stores.

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