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Thursday, January 26, 2012

PACs are destructive

PACs are a destructive element and we must have public financing of elections.  January 26, 2012 | Campaign Finance , Government Capture , PACs
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Breakdown of Democratic Capitalism

Question: what factors are behind the breakdown of democratic capitalism? Bob Monks responds "Since Citizens United, CEOs have, in effect, control over the rules pursuant to which the corporation is supposed to function." April 27, 2011 May 4, 2011 | CEO power , CEO Pay , Campaign Finance , corporate governance , Citizens United
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
Monday, July 19, 2010

Corporate Domination of U.S. Government

Citizens United creates the prospect of government dominated by business. July 19, 2010 | Citizens United , Corporate Power , Campaign Finance
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Citizens United and Corporate Governance

Bob Monks discusses the relationship between the Citizens United decision and corporate governance April 8, 2010 | corporate governance , Campaign Finance , Citizens United , Corporate Power
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Does Citizens United Preempt State Law?

Bob Monks addresses the Citizens United v. FEC and suggests that the federal ruling preempts state corporation law. April 6, 2010 | Citizens United , corporation law , Corporate Power , Campaign Finance , judicial activism
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
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
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