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Somebody Give Bill Gates and Drew Faust a Copy of Citizens Disunited
Guernica Magazine -- The new book by “class traitor” Robert Monks shows a system at its breaking point—and names the twenty-four Americans who can fix it...
 May 21, 2013

Patriotic Yardsticks for Unpatriotic Giant Corporations
Nader.org -- Why are big, global U.S. corporations so unpatriotic? After all, they were created in the U.S.A., rose to immense profit because of the toil of American workers, are bailed out by American taxpayers whenever they’re in trouble, and are safeguarded abroad by the U.S. military...
 May 16, 2013

A primer for taming power
Institute for Policy Studies -- The 79-year-old corporate gadfly Robert Monks, the former top federal regulator over America’s pension system, earlier this year opined that Corporate America operates "for the personal enrichment and glorification of its manager-kings."
 May 16, 2013

'Carl Icahn Deserves The Nobel Prize'
Forbes.com -- According to my old friend Robert A.G. Monks — at 80 years of age still the sharpest thinking corporate governance guru in the world– Carl Icahn, the 77 year old summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University (the wealthiest man on Wall Street), should get the Nobel for leading America’s hedge fund community to the dynamic legitimization of the corporate governance...
 May 15, 2013

Interlocking Directorates, Powerful Chairmen, Tenuous Commitment
Value Alliance Digest -- This article is an excerpt from Chapter 6 of Robert A.G. Monks' new book Citizens DisUnited ...
 May 15, 2013

Drone CEOs and the Corporate Capture of the American Dream
Corporate Crime Reporter -- The American dream has been captured by drone corporations. That’s according to a new book by shareholder activist Robert A.G. Monks...
 May 6, 2013

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Ethical Markets - “More invaluable advice from Robert A.G. Monks, ‘Mr. Corporate Responsibility’ on both sides of the Atlantic for decades. Monks analyzes the new breed of dysfunctional ‘drone corporations’...
 Apr 18, 2013

Can Mary Jo White revitalise the SEC?
FTSE Global Markets -- Mary Jo White is no thief, but after decades of prosecuting some of America’s high profile banks and corporations she’s well aware of how complex institutions can bury ugly bodies...
 Mar 20, 2013

Storming the Boardroom: Sound, Fury and Little Else
The Globe and Mail - Don’t ask Bob Monks about companies’ efforts to change the way they pay their top executives...
 Jan 23, 2013

The Best Learning Resources on Corporate Governance: Robert A. G. Monks Shares His Picks
CFA Institute - An interview with Robert A.G. Monks, a pioneer of corporate governance, to get his picks for the best learning resources to help answer these important questions. (Podcast)
 Jan 17, 2013

Funds Aren’t Wielding Much Power Over Exec Pay and Governance
Directorship - The Federal Reserve reports that mutual funds currently own nearly 25 percent of the total U.S. stock market...
 Jan 14, 2013

Funds Aren’t Wielding Much Power Over Executive Pay
The New York Times - The stock market swings up and down, yet executive pay seems to go only higher...
 Jan 13, 2013

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