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Corporate Power

Monday, December 14, 2009

Power Corrupts

Bob Monks discusses the failure of corporations to self-regulate and how that contributed to the economic collapse. December 14, 2009 | Corporate Power , bailout , Financial Reform , financial crisis , self-regulation
Sunday, November 1, 2009

Speech at Harvard Law School -- Shareholder Activism Class

Bob Monks speech to Lucian Bebchuk's Shareholder Activism class at Harvard Law School, November 2009. November 1, 2009 | corporate governance , shareholder activism , Corporate Power , capitalism
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
Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Corpocracy

How the CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the World's Greatest Wealth Machine -- And How to Get it Back.  Download the entire book below. See video interview about the book.    Become a fan on Facebook! January 1, 2008 | accountability , Corporate Power , corporation law , corporate speech , capitalism , self-regulation , ownership , judicial activism
Monday, November 5, 2007

Corpocracy

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, June 8, 2007

Taming the Giant Corporation

Bob Monks speech, "Institutional Shareholder Power Crippled by Conflicts of Interest" at "Taming the Giant Corporation: A National Conference on Corporate Accountability. Hosted by Ralph Nader and the Center for Study of Responsive Law. June 2007.  Robert Monks from CSRL on Vimeo. June 8, 2007 | accountability , CEO power , Corporate Power
Friday, July 1, 1994

Tommorow's Corporation

What do U.S. share owners really want? What should be the roles of the different stakeholders such as employee owners and institutional investors? In what ways will ownership structures change? What tools will be available for motivating employees, managers, share owners, etc.? What will be the structure of tomorrow's… July 1, 1994 | globalization , institutional investors , accountability , Corporate Power , fiduciary duty
Tuesday, January 1, 1991

Power & Accountability

Corporations determine far more than any other institution the air we breathe, the quality of the water we drink, even where we live.  Yet they are not accountable to anyone.  January 1, 1991 | accountability , Corporate Power , corporate governance , shareholder activism , self-regulation , responsible ownership
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
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Obamacare -- the question we really should be asking

I remember how difficult it was to pass Medicare back in the sixties (see also). Now many consider this a basic government service meeting the needs of hundreds of thousands of citizens. The fact that Obama got any kind of healthcare billed passed when Lyndon Johnson couldn’t, Jack Kennedy… November 21, 2013 | Corporate Power , Government Capture
Friday, October 4, 2013

Government Shutdown as Protest

Does the government shutdown, as a form of protest, resemble Occupy Wall Street? The current state of government dominated by business has caused protest on both ends of the political spectrum in the U.S. – and cries out for public recognition that something is very, very wrong.   In chapter… October 4, 2013 | Corporate Power , Occupy Wall Street , Government Capture , Military Industrial Complex , Wall Street
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