Thursday, November 17, 2011

What is Government Capture?

As I have moved my attention to corporate power and government capture I was asked to explain what I mean by "capture."  Daniel Kaufmann has discussed been talking about it for some time and I encourage you to look at his blog.  Google searches will lead to all kinds of material on all sides of the issue but the term is still a bit loose.  What is your take on capture?  Have a look at this video and leave your comments.

November 17, 2011 in CEO Pay , Capture , accountability , financial crisis  |  1 comment  | 

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Posted by Kai Smith on Nov 23, 2011 at 2:55 AM
Corporate responsibility has certainly become a hot issue of late. This video appears right on time.

I will add that there are some many different ways that corporations and more specifically financial institutions have average american interests in a vice. If you consider ETFs for example - arguably today\'s most popular investment tool - investors are paying Vanguard, Ishares etc. expense ratios each time they buy a fund. Vanguard and Ishares are each owned by Blackrock and Barclays respectively. These fees are thus generating more revenue for these banks each and every time an investor seeks a return for their money.

Investor money thereby finds itself not only in the investment itself but also the coffers of the biggest banks, further fueling a corporate monopoly if you want to call it that. Thank you for this video, i look forward to learning more.

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