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Citizens United

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Testimony of Robert A.G. Monks Before the Joint Standing Judiciary Committee Of the Maine State Legislature

The State of Maine has a unique opportunity to lead the entire nation out of its current decline away from democracy towards corporatism. The power of corporations is so entrenched in most of the states that a bill such as LD 1495 would never achieve serious consideration. Maine not… May 18, 2005 | Citizens United , corporate speech , Campaign Finance , Capture
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Restoring the Voice of the People

Four years after the Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United, surveys and polls continue to show the American people believe the decision was wrong. Those polls also reflect a deep concern that big money contributions by corporations and wealthy donors have endangered fair access to the political process and… March 12, 2014 | Citizens United , Corporate Power , Money in Politics
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
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Let’s Take Constitution Day Seriously

September 17 is Constitution Day in America; an ideal time to reflect on the challenges our Constitution faces today.    Two hundred and twenty six years ago, delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the proposed Constitution and left Independence Hall. Outside, a passerby asked a delegate, Ben Franklin,… September 17, 2013 | Citizens United , Campaign Finance , judicial activism , Corporate Power , corporate speech
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Corporations Are Not People: A book to inspire a movement

Jeffrey Clements’ book, Corporations Are Not People, is an indispensable source of information and analysis on the present state of corporate power in America. What is particularly valuable is the cogent analysis of such a contradictory and dysfunctional conclusion.  It’s an indispensible source of the who/what/when in the Citizens United… May 21, 2013 | Citizens United , Book Review , corporate speech , Supreme Court
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Corpocracy revisited

My book Corpocracy was a sleeper.  It got very little notice but I consistently hear from people who've read it and been influenced by it.  It was an important book for me:  yes, it was still largely about business and governance but it was also about democratic capitalism and… June 15, 2011 | accountability , Corporate Power , Citizens United , corporate speech
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Two new videos: ownership & CEO power

Some new video today and I really hope you'll send me your thoughts.  I've talked about these topics before -- and maybe you have, too -- but I think we need some real discussion on these issues.  How can we affect change on these persistent problems? First is a… May 4, 2011 | responsible ownership , capitalism , CEO power , Citizens United , ownership
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
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

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. archives.ragm.com December 29, 2010 | Corporate Power , Campaign Finance , Citizens United , corporate speech
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