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Entire Library

2010

What is a Foreign Corporation
What is a foreign corporation in a global world? Bob Monks discusses. June 16, 2010.

Conspicuous Failure
Bob Monks talks about the role of the SEC and the Federal Reserve in the financial crisis. June 16, 2010.

Conspicuous Failure
Bob Monks talks about the role of the SEC and the Federal Reserve in the financial crisis. June 16, 2010.

Acceptable Risk
Bob Monks discusses the BP disaster and government's role in establishing acceptable levels of corporate risk. June 16, 2010.

Financial Reform
"I think the financial reform bill is tragic from the point of view of corporate governance." Bob Monks discusses the failures of the financial reform bill."

Shareholder Resolution Process: SEC no-action letters
Bob Monks discusses his experience as an Exxon shareholder and why the SEC should no longer issue no-action letters on shareholder resolutions. May 24, 2010.

Multiple Classes of Stock
Bob Monks discusses the advantages of having multiple classes of common stock. In particular, he says that ownership and governance would improve because owners could exert real and responsible oversight. May 24, 2010.

Adding Value through Corporate Governance
In this podcast, Robert Monks discusses corporate governance and the role of owners, the government as owner, and the role of reform through presidential decree.  (Podcast is at CFA site and requires login).  May 17, 2010.

Fiduciary Duty
Bob Monks discusses the fiduciary obligation that banks owe to their customers. If this duty were enforced, he says, banks would have to solve their conflicts of interest by divesting themselves of holdings that were outside this obligation.

Citizens United and Corporate Governance
Bob Monks discusses the relationship between the Citizens United decision and corporate governance

Does Citizens United Preempt State Law?
Bob Monks addresses the Citizens United v. FEC and suggests that the federal ruling preempts state corporation law.

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 profit maximization within the law. And this changes the nature of the country. And it changes the nature of the country for the worse."

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