A Reminder: The Rich Don’t Always Win

Sam Pizzigati (editor of the superb website,  TooMuchOnline, which tracks CEO pay and other gross excesses of the super-rich) has a new book out that rebuts the self-justifying claims used by the rich and right-wing elites: The Rich Don’t Always…

Tax (Policy) Time

The call to reform corporate taxes is accelerating. The Senate Finance Committee released a set of policy papers on tax reform today that at least include some ideas we like for discussion and inclusion, such as a carbon tax (more…

Exxon, Dow, and the Koch Brothers: Buying the Bench

A Center for Public Integrity investigation reveals that Exxon, Dow, the Kochs, the Chamber of Commerce and other corporate groups spent millions of dollars in recent years to send sitting judges to weekend seminars on corporate crime and other topics. Not only were the seminars heavily biased toward…

Civic Censorship: “Corporate Crime”

A new column by Russell Mokhiber, editor of the Corporate Crime Reporter, points out that U.S. news media have used the term “corporate crime” just 42 times  since the year began. The only instance in which an American outlet used the…

The Right to Know What’s In Our Food is a Civil Right

With less than a week to go before California voters decide whether they want food that contains genetically engineered (GE) ingredients to be explicitly labeled as such, the board of the American Association for the Advance of Science (AAAS) has…

Is Montana’s Attorney General Ignoring the Best Challenge to Citizens United? If so, Why?

The Corporate Crime Reporter, the Washington, DC-based newsletter edited by Russell Mokhiber, reported a few days ago that Steve Bullock, the attorney general of Montana, is refusing to assert Montana’s sovereign immunity from suit in a case brought before the U.S….

Links

Corporate Policy – General: Aurora Institute(Canadian group) Citizen Works  The Corporate Library (Excellent corporate governance and CEO pay info) “The Corporation” (a new movie about corporations) CounterCorp is the only annual independent film festival devoted to corporate power and related issues Essential Information…