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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
Thursday, November 17, 2011

What is Government Capture?

As I have moved my attention to corporate power and government capture I was asked to explain what I mean by "capture."  Daniel Kaufmann has discussed been talking about it for some time and I encourage you to look at his blog.  Google searches will lead to all kinds… November 17, 2011 | CEO Pay , Capture , accountability , financial crisis
Friday, September 30, 2011

After ICGN: What Happens Now

I think the whole experience of delivering highly publicized speeches (my recent ICGN speech is here) to an entire constituency gives you the opportunity to ask a self-answering question. And the real question is, what is anybody going to do? What’s going to be different? Is anything going to be different?   … September 30, 2011 | Supreme Court , Corporate Power , institutional investors , capitalism , financial crisis
Friday, July 1, 2011

Looking at Too Big to Fail

It's interesting to see all of this data in a visual form. The chart is from creditloan.com is huge -- but very effective, I think.  Be sure to read their entire post called, "Too Big to Fail: Inside America's Economic Downfall."  July 1, 2011 | Dodd-Frank , Wall Street , financial crisis , Financial Reform
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Trustee failure and the financial crisis

There is widespread agreement in the US, the UK[1] and the European Union that the failure of shareholders – a majority of whom are trustees – to adequately monitor and to protest the management of portfolio companies (especially in the financial sphere) was a major cause of losses suffered… April 20, 2011 | trustees , fiduciary duty , financial crisis , responsible ownership
Monday, April 18, 2011

Bretton Woods Revisited, April 2011

Earlier this month I attended Bretton Woods Revisited, a conference hosted by the Insitute for New Economic Thinking (INET).  Subtitled Crisis and Renewal: International Political Economy at the Crossroads, the conference featured fascinating speakers from all over the world.  They've set up a conference blog that is full of… April 18, 2011 | corporate social responsibility , corporate governance , capitalism , financial crisis , regulation
Monday, April 18, 2011

Goldman's Tin Ear?

Apparently, the questions raised with Goldman Sachs in the Hearings a year ago before the Financial Crisis Investigations Committee and Senator Levin's sub committee will persist. Was Goldman "tin eared", a little less than candid or did they deliberately misrepresent facts? Both Levin's committee and the newly published Money… April 18, 2011 | accountability , Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission , financial crisis , fiduciary duty , self-regulation , Corporate Power
Monday, March 7, 2011

A Response to the FCIC Final Report- Part II

Response to FCIC Final Report: Part II Management Risk & Negligence There were many losers in this crisis, but there was a consistent, if small, class of winners:  the principal executives of the major financial institutions -- both those that survived and those that did not -- all walked… March 7, 2011 | Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission , financial crisis , Wall Street , bailout , fiduciary duty , accountability
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Response to the FCIC Final Report

Response to FCIC Final Report: Part I   Many people have commented on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Report released in January. After following the Commission’s progress and reading much of the press on it, I also offer my thoughts and I present two main for discussion:   the financial crisis… February 22, 2011 | Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission , financial crisis , corporate governance , Business
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