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Monday, March 7, 2011

A Response to the FCIC Final Report- Part II

Response to FCIC Final Report: Part II Management Risk & Negligence There were many losers in this crisis, but there was a consistent, if small, class of winners:  the principal executives of the major financial institutions -- both those that survived and those that did not -- all walked… March 7, 2011 | Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission , financial crisis , Wall Street , bailout , fiduciary duty , accountability
Friday, March 4, 2011

The Story of Citizens United

Bob called this new video by Annie Leonard a "very clear, very coherent description of the issues."   The video clearly lays out the problems caused by Citizens United and proposes a constitutional amendment to address these issues and allay corporate takeover of our political system.  Check Free Speech for… March 4, 2011 | Citizens United , Corporate Power
Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bulletproof Interview Special - Robert Monks on the Crossroads of Corporate Governance and Public Interest

As part of a continuing series of Bulletproof Blog™ video interviews with thought leaders across multiple disciplines and industry sectors, we recently attended the NACD Directorship 100 Forum in New York City to gain leading insights on the foremost corporate governance challenges facing boards of directors today. While there,… March 3, 2011 | corporate governance , Dodd-Frank , Corporate Power , Citizens United
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Response to the FCIC Final Report

Response to FCIC Final Report: Part I   Many people have commented on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Report released in January. After following the Commission’s progress and reading much of the press on it, I also offer my thoughts and I present two main for discussion:   the financial crisis… February 22, 2011 | Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission , financial crisis , corporate governance , Business
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bob Monks discusses Obama moving to the political center

Bob Monks discusses to reports that President Obama is moving to the political center & what that means for business. January 11, 2011. January 26, 2011 | Dodd-Frank
Friday, January 21, 2011

One Year Later: The Long Shadow of Citizens United

An anniversary Here we are one year out from the Supreme Court decision on Citizens United.  There are events marking the anniversary all over the country (see here) and C-SPAN is covering the event in Washington DC.  Is there a difference between political donations from people who have lots… January 21, 2011 | Campaign Finance , Citizens United , Corporate Power , judicial activism , Supreme Court , corporate speech
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What a Year: Reflections on 2010

Looking Back Like everyone else, Bob is reflecting on 2010. It was a rocky year and one which saw the entrenchment of corporate power and the fall of governance. Bob identified several key events for the year here in the U.S.,  with Citizens United and the Schumer Bill at the top… December 29, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Citizens United as a pivotal event of 2010

Bob Monks discusses corporate speech & the impact of Citizens United. This decision "has allowed corporate CEOs to become a dominant force in the the government of the United States." December 22, 2010. December 29, 2010 | Corporate Power , Campaign Finance , Citizens United , corporate speech
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