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Citizens United

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
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Difference

Is there a difference between rich people putting money into politics and corporations putting money toward the same thing? January 11, 2011 | Campaign Finance , Citizens United , corporate speech , Corporate Power
Saturday, January 1, 2011

Corporate Valuation for Portfolio Investment

Bob says, "this book articulates the principle that a well-governed company is worth more than one that is not. It is the confirmation of the intuition that Nell [Minow] and I had thirty years ago". Alex LaJoux, is chief knowledge officer (CKO) at the National Association of Corporate Directors… January 1, 2011 | Citizens United , ownership , corporate governance
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Citizens United as a Pivotal Event of 2010

Bob Monks discusses the impact of Citizens United as one of the defining events of 2010 December 29, 2010 | Citizens United , judicial activism , corporate speech , Corporate Power , Campaign Finance
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Impact of Citizens United in 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 29, 2010 | Citizens United , corporate speech , Corporate Power , Campaign Finance
Thursday, August 12, 2010

Supreme Court Power

"The law is what five judges on the Supreme Court say it is." Bob Monks discusses Citizens United and the power of the Supreme Court. July 26, 2010. August 12, 2010 | Citizens United , judicial activism , Supreme Court , corporate speech
Monday, July 19, 2010

Corporate Domination of U.S. Government

Citizens United creates the prospect of government dominated by business. July 19, 2010 | Citizens United , Corporate Power , Campaign Finance
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Citizens United and Corporate Governance

Bob Monks discusses the relationship between the Citizens United decision and corporate governance April 8, 2010 | corporate governance , Campaign Finance , Citizens United , Corporate Power
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Does Citizens United Preempt State Law?

Bob Monks addresses the Citizens United v. FEC and suggests that the federal ruling preempts state corporation law. April 6, 2010 | Citizens United , corporation law , Corporate Power , Campaign Finance , judicial activism
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Citizens United is Changing the Country

In this video blog post, Bob Monks discusses the difference between human and corporate behavior. "America is a country for flesh and blood human beings with comparable life spans, comparable emotional systems, comparable needs and aspirations in contrast to the energy of a corporation which is, necessarily, limited to… March 10, 2010 | Citizens United , Corporate Power , corporate speech , self-regulation
Monday, August 17, 2009

Chief Justice Roberts: Judicial Activist for Corporate Power

Bob Monks and Peter Murray's essay about the Supreme Court choosing to re-hear the Citizens United v. F.E.C. court case and granting corporations expanded rights to contribute to political campaigns.  Often portrayed as a free speech  or First Amendment case, this case opened the way for increased corporation influence… August 17, 2009 | Citizens United , judicial activism , Supreme Court , Campaign Finance , corporate speech , Corporate Power
Sunday, March 1, 2009

Free Speech for Corporations

This Mark Magee cartoon points out the irony of granting corporations speech rights. March 1, 2009 | Citizens United , corporate speech , Campaign Finance , judicial activism , Supreme Court
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