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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Capture of Corporate Governance - San Diego Law School February 16, 2012

Speech to faculty of University of San Diego School of Law, February 16, 2012.  "American corporations today are like the great European monarchies of yore: They have the power to control the rules under which they function and to direct the allocation of public resources. This is not a… February 14, 2012 | capitalism , CEO Pay , CEO power , corporate governance , ownership , capitalism
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Breakdown of Democratic Capitalism

Question: what factors are behind the breakdown of democratic capitalism? Bob Monks responds "Since Citizens United, CEOs have, in effect, control over the rules pursuant to which the corporation is supposed to function." April 27, 2011 May 4, 2011 | CEO power , CEO Pay , Campaign Finance , corporate governance , Citizens United
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Business Power Over Government

"The political systems seems to be simply a vehicle through which the business community expresses its power..." -- July 14, 2010 | Corporate Power , fiduciary duty , corporate governance , CEO Pay
Monday, November 5, 2007


Bob Monks talks about his book, Corpocracy.  University of Southern Maine, Portland, November 5, 2007.  (Transcript) November 5, 2007 | Corporate Power , CEO Pay , corporate governance , judicial activism , Supreme Court , corporation law
Friday, October 19, 2007

The Future of Corporate Governance

Bob Monks PowerPoint presentation, "The Future of Corporate Governance."  Orlando, Florida October 19, 2007. October 19, 2007 | corporate governance , CEO Pay , Pension , institutional investors
Friday, April 3, 1992

Monks Letter to Exxon Shareholders

In 1992, Bob Monks wrote to his fellow Exxon shareholders about his resoultion to form a committee of shareholders that would contribute to management and board oversight at the company. Read the 1992 Letter to Exxon Shareholders (pdf) April 3, 1992 | CEO Pay , annual meetings , shareholder resolutions , shareholder activism , ownership , Exxon , accountability , CEO power , accountability
Wednesday, February 5, 1992

Letter to Newsweek regarding CEO pay

A 1992 letter from Bob Monks and Nell Minow to Newsweek regarding CEO pay.   February 5, 1992 | CEO Pay
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Citizens DisUnited

The kind folks at Free Speech for People interviewed me for a short video about my book, Citizens DisUnited which came just a year ago. Much of our work overlaps and I'm frequently in contact with FSFP - in particular, they are working on a constitutional amendment to address… February 11, 2014 | Citizens United , Corporate Power , CEO Pay , Government Capture
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Who picks up the tab when a corporation is fined?

I can’t think of anybody who was satisfied with the way in which the consequences of the financial crisis of 2008 have been handled. There have been some indictments but always against very minor figures, and no prosecutions have been directed toward the major players in any of the large… October 10, 2013 | accountability , fiduciary duty , CEO Pay , financial crisis , Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission , BP , shareholder rights
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Conversation: Bob Monks & Steve Viederman

Earlier this month Network for Sustainable Financial Markets and The Sustainable Investment Professional Certification hosted a webinar featuring my new book.  It was hosted by Steve Viederman and we talked about topics in the books, as well as solutions and the current state of corporate governance.  And, there was… June 26, 2013 | responsible ownership , CEO Pay , Corporate Drones , corporate governance , corporate social responsibility , capitalism
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

What is a Drone Corporation?

My new book, Citizens DisUnited, is based on the idea that corporations without involved owners (what I call drone corporations) have a huge impact on our society and are undermining our democracy.  The presentation below uses data from the book to detail the effects of drone corporations.  For more… June 11, 2013 | Corporate Drones , CEO Pay , responsible ownership , fiduciary duty , CEO power
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