A week after Eliot Spitzer announced his 11th-hour bid for city comptroller, the former governor's e-book, "Protecting Capitalism Case by Case" was released Monday.
The book is a first-hand account of the high-profile cases Spitzer prosecuted as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan and New York State attorney general, with lessons Spitzer learned from these cases.
Spitzer weighs "the tension between capitalism and the need for vigilant oversight of excesses, to protect those who cannot protect themselves," according to a press release.
Spitzer also argues that many people misunderstood the "market" and that this affected the ideology before and after the financial crisis.
In the book, Spitzer argues that offices like the one he is vying for could help fix "broken corporations."
"State and city comptrollers and treasurers have an enormous opportunity to determine how the share we own through the pension funds they control are used to control the companies we invest in," Spitzer writes, according to The Wall Street Journal.
A media announcement of the book's release was forwarded to press through the Spitzer campaign for city comptroller.
The e-book is available for $9.99 and a print-on-demand trade paperback copy is $17.95 from RosettaBooks.
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