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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
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
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
Tuesday, January 1, 2008


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
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
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
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