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The Paycheck Protection Program has been vital to helping our small businesses and workers weather the coronavirus pandemic. Yet this program has operated with little oversight, and we’ve seen Kansas small businesses owners struggle to access relief while large corporations with deep pockets have no problem.
The idea that corporations have the same First Amendment protections of free speech as people is troubling. Corporations are not people. They don’t attend our schools, get married and have children. They don’t vote in our elections.
We can’t leave everything to the free market. In fact, climate change is, I would argue, the greatest single free-market failure. This is what happens when you don’t regulate corporations and you allow them to treat the atmosphere as an open sewer.
A number of major companies – from PepsiCo to Walmart to U.P.S. – have recognized that corporations have a responsibility to address the causes of climate change before it is too late. We do not have to wait for an international treaty or new regulations to act.
While we have been presented several opportunities to be acquired by multinational corporations, we are most excited that our collaboration with Bain Capital fulfills our commitment to remain an independent family-owned and operated company with a purpose-driven business model that puts community at our core.
Bureaucracies tend to perpetuate themselves, whether they are multinational corporations or large government institutions such as Medicare, often at the expense of those that they are supposed to serve.
There are bad people and there are bad corporations. Just as there are good people and good corporations. That might seem too black and white, but what can I tell ya?
Instead of giving corporations a big tax cut, let’s give the middle class a real, permanent tax cut.
Large corporations have the ability to distract people with controversy that just distracts people from what’s great about the movie or what works about the movie.
The Constitution provided no protection against corporations; the Constitution has a blind spot for them.
Hanging out with politicians and corporations is very unhip work. But I think that the U2 audience have turned out to be incredibly subtle in their understanding.
Trump has predicated his whole campaign on the unfairness of the playing field. Big corporations, rich donors, big media, and trade deals that punish the little guy.
Customers don’t care about rivalries between corporations, they care about getting the best value for their money.
I like where we’re going with technology and global integration, but the fact that corporations and dollars rule everything in our lives, I don’t like it. This isn’t the Hollywood I wanted to be part of.
Half of the equation is men, and right now, unfortunately, men are running the majority of corporations, so we have to make sure that if that is the case, that they are respectful and honor women for their true accomplishments.
Most of the corruption in Albany is legal corruption, not illegal bribery. It comes from campaigns being funded by millionaires and corporations.
In ‘Citizens United v. FEC’, the Supreme Court ruled that sections of the federal campaign finance law known as McCain-Feingold imposed unconstitutional restrictions on the First Amendment rights of corporations.
Over the years, Chevron has behaved in a way that reinforces the worst stereotypes about large corporations: it has cynically avoided responsibility for its past and watched in indifference as more people become sick and die because of its failure to deal with its legacy environmental issues.
Corporations are economic entities or structures, and yet they’re allowed to fund political candidates, and when those candidates are elected, guess who gets in the door first? It’s corporations.
I am on the board of corporations who contribute both to environmental problems and their solutions. And I am on the NGO side: the Earth Council and other organizations.
Trump’s appointed extremist judges to the federal bench, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, whose decisions demonstrate a judicial philosophy far more concerned with the rights of corporations than marginalized Americans.
Taxing corporations means unnecessarily burdening our wealth-creating machines.
Human-resources departments in corporations across the country are pervaded by the view that the corporation‘s white-male employees are incapable of fairly judging females and underrepresented minorities without large dollops of diversity training.
A large majority of Americans believe that corporations exert too much influence on our daily lives and our political process.
We are going through tough economic times but things are looking up, and the indicators are improving not only for large corporations but also for small business.
Only the fat-cat corporations can really afford to put on two mega-ready-to-wear shows a year, or four if you add two haute couture shows, or six if you count men’s wear. Resort and prefall push the number up to eight. A couple of promotional shows in Asia, Brazil, Dubai or Moscow can bring the count to 10.
I’m not a liberal or conservative journalist, I’m saying conservative-owned media corporations seem to be treated differently.
Non-disclosure in the Internet Age is quickly perceived as a breach of trust. Government, corporations and each of us as individuals must recalibrate how we live and share our lives appropriate to the information now available and the expectations of others.
The tax rate of 35 percent is impossible to provide an incentive to the large corporations, that have $1.7 trillion offshore, to put their money back in the United States.
The Conservative party now exists largely to misinform the public, to convince voters struggling through austerity that they have the same interests as billionaires and corporations.
We have screwed with our environment. We have a culture that’s going crazy, and it’s all being propelled by the trillion-dollar advertising corporations.
There is all of this protesting against corporate power, but in reality, corporations have to persuade you – they could have a ton of money, but actually only government can use force.
Hillary Clinton would raise taxes on so-called rich people, corporations, capital gains, financial transactions, and inheritance. Has there ever been an example where America has taxed its way into prosperity? Never. Trump has an economic-recovery-and-prosperity plan. Clinton has an austerity-recession plan.
Some corporations are extremely well managed; some nonprofit organizations are. It has nothing to do with the sector. It has to do with quality of management.
I don’t believe corporations are people.
If we’re going to tackle the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs, along with so many other issues that are at the top of our community‘s mind, we need to reform our system and make it work for the people, not special interests and corporations.
Since FDR’s New Deal, corporations and wealthy families have been non-stop finding new ways to get tax breaks, deregulation and entitlements from the government.
In the steel industry the corporations generally have accepted collective bargaining and negotiated wage agreements with the Committee for Industrial Organization.
Billionaires and corporations buy and sell politicians, while citizens struggle to exercise their right to vote or hold their elected representatives to account.
Corporations and Wall Street in pursuit of short-term profits have given the economy away.
Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges… which are employed altogether for their benefit.
The prosperity that drives our economic security is inherently linked to our national security. And the immense influence that the Chinese government holds over Chinese corporations like Huawei represents a threat to both.
The purpose of VEVO is to continue the tradition of corporations preventing artists from making money on their art.
Since the dawn of the Internet, I have always operated under the assumption that if the government or corporations have technological capability to do something, they are doing it – whatever the laws we happen to know about might say.
From here in Iowa, it seems to be the wealthy and big corporations get enough help.
Policy is no longer being written by politicians accountable to the American public. Instead, policies concerning the defense budget, deregulation, health care, public transportation, job training programs, and a host of other crucial areas are now largely written by lobbyists who represent mega corporations.
Every single day, agents of certain foreign governments are relentlessly and methodically trying to hack into our corporations’ computer networks and steal blueprints for next-generation equipment and products from some of America’s largest exporters.
If capitalism is to remain a healthy, vibrant economic system, corporations must participate in taking care of the society and the environment in which they live.
As more and more people demand fair pay, the Government and big corporations are going to have to take notice.
The basic problem is for a congressman or a president to get elected, they need obscene amounts of money. And the only place you can get obscene amounts of money is from Wall Street and the big corporations who benefit from shipping our jobs and our factories overseas – that’s the fundamental political problem.
If we want corporations to act differently, we have to force them to do so through laws that are fully enforced and through penalties higher than the economic benefits of thwarting the laws.
Republicans and Democrats have long recognized that our corporate tax system hamstrings business, reduces investment, and creates unfairness. Some corporations pay massive tax bills to the federal government while others use tailor-made deductions that enable them to pay close to nothing.
Small business creates more jobs than large corporations.
We’ve got some well-run corporations by some well-intended people who do it right.
Understanding how your business affects human rights and using that knowledge to shape appropriate policies and practices is crucial to achieving what should be the goal of all corporations – sustainable growth.
The crush of lobbyists on Washington and purchase of the media by corporations has created a big business-run government and a worthless press leaving Americans screwed and ill-informed.
I’ve written repeatedly about the quest by corporations everywhere to transform themselves digitally.
When American workers are losing their jobs to people in other countries, Washington cannot afford to ignore this disturbing trend any longer. While Democratic presidential candidates want to just blame U.S. corporations, the reality is that their strategy won’t help protect American workers or save their jobs.
CEOs of large corporations earn 400 times what their workers make. That is not what America is supposed to be about.
We need a transformation to our energy system that not only reflects our climate reality. We need an energy system that is of, by, and for the people – not corporations seeking the largest possible profit.
Corporations and special interests have their voice in Congress, and they have too many members scared of their power. What Congress needs is a progressive voice who is unafraid to take on these powerful interests – who is willing to fight for all Americans, not just the wealthiest 1 percent.
To think that we have to depend on some of the most dependent people in our population to fund our government when corporations won’t even pay their fair share.
Corporations in communities need to be better neighbors.
Neofascism in the United States takes the form of big money, big banks, big corporations, tied to xenophobic scapegoating of the vulnerable, like Mexicans and Muslims and women and black folk, and militaristic policies abroad, with strongman, charismatic, autocratic personality, and that’s what Donald Trump is.
So often, we leave the selfless side of ourselves for nights and weekends, for our charity work. It is our duty to inject that into our day-to-day business, into the work that we do, to improve corporations, to improve civil society, and to improve government.
I am committed to the people who are sick and tired of seeing their tax dollars being used to fund unethical people and corporations.
Corporations have enormous treasuries, and there are a lot of things they want from government, many of which clash with the public interest.
And that’s why I wrote the book, because our country really needs to understand, if people in this nation understood what our foreign policy is really about, what foreign aid is about, how our corporations work, where our tax money goes, I know we will demand change.
The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people. They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence, ambition, and aggressiveness.
And we’ve become very doubtful of our information sources, because they’re all controlled by these huge multilateral corporations.
Corporations are not people. They shouldn’t be funding. They shouldn’t be funding campaigns at all.
Without putting the brakes on out-of-control campaign contributions from individuals and corporations – it will be business as usual, with 1 percent of Americans pulling the strings.
There is so much bad manners and oafishness in large corporations.
I hope people understand that when you tax corporations that the concrete and the steel and the plastic don’t pay. People pay. And so when you tax corporations, either the employees are going to pay or the shareholders are going to pay or the customers are going to pay. And so corporations are people.
The corporations don’t have to lobby the government anymore. They are the government.
Software patents, in particular, are very ripe for abuse. The whole system encourages big corporations getting thousands and thousands of patents. Individuals almost never get them.
Talking about corporations – they’re so big. There’s not a person at a corporation.
Corporations are not in business to be social-welfare organizations; they are there to make money.
I was the head of fundraising for the Women’s March, and I chose not to take money from corporations.
I think the idea that giant profitable corporations should pay their workers enough so that they don’t need food stamps – since when is that left-wing? How did that become ‘leftie?’ That doesn’t seem leftie to me. That seems common sense.
The Republicans would like to take us back to a darker time, when corporations ruled and the underserved had no rights.
Corporations often partner with government after natural disasters, as many companies did in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. As a rule, however, long-term civic/corporate partnerships are still rare .But this need not remain the status quo, as many opportunities are available for such partnerships.
Corporations have been killing the risk-taking and exploration that makes software great. They have tried to rip the soul out of development.
The result of the collaborative culture is that corporations or government institutions focus intensely on internal culture and pour their energy into achieving minuscule policy changes relating to workplace efficiency, gender or race.
It’s an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don’t try to make it posthumous.
As consumers, we can pressure corporations both to monitor and improve workplace conditions overseas – when inspections reveal violations, these companies should address the gaps immediately.
We must stop tax giveaways to rich corporations and developers while our schools are crumbling and people are losing their homes.
Food redistribution is economically sensible, ecologically pressing, and socially responsible; it is high time food corporations woke up to it and governments started funding the organisations that facilitate it.
Corporations are social organizations, the theater in which men and women realize or fail to realize purposeful and productive lives.
Generally, older people in their fifties, sixties, and seventies are running most countries and are CEOs of corporations. Which isn’t to say there aren’t entrepreneurs, but if the young were better in every respect, there’d be no reason for the old. Our life span reflects our particular life strategy.
I’m telling you there is hope. I have seen it, but it does not come from the governments or corporations. It comes from the people.
I don’t think we should view corporations as people for the purposes of speech.
If corporations are to remain a legitimate instrument of collective action, they must concern themselves directly with the well-being of those party to, and affected by, their actions.
Before Congress cuts funding for Head Start, Social Security, and financial aid for college, we have got to make sure that large, profitable corporations are paying their fair share of taxes.
Many schools include a service project as part of their curriculum, and many corporations have in-house projects for their employees or give them time off to do volunteer work.
The financial capital is being concentrated by corporations, institutional investors, and even our pension funds, and being reinvested in companies that repeat this process because it provides the highest return on that financial capital.
If I can give a very substantial injection of humanistic thinking into corporations, boy, that would change things a lot.
Corporations cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls.
One in four corporations doesn’t pay any taxes.
Rather than address the priorities of the middle class, the Ryan budget is an attack on American seniors, students, workers, and families – all for the sake of protecting loopholes for the wealthy and corporations that ship jobs overseas.
The problem… is emblematic of what hasn’t changed during the equal opportunity revolution of the last 20 years. Doors opened; opportunities evolved. Law, institutions, corporations moved forward. But many minds did not.
If corporations are people, as the Supreme Court wishes us to believe, they are stunningly unpatriotic ones.
Here is what the practical impact of Citizens United means. What Citizens United means is that corporations call hundreds of millions of dollars into television ads, radio ads, and other forms of advertising to defeat those candidates who stand up and take them on.
Corporations do not pay taxes, they collect them, passing the burden to consumers as a cost of production. And corporate taxation is a feast of rent-seeking – a cornucopia of credits, exemptions and other subsidies conferred by the political class on favored, and grateful, corporations.
Governments have a unique opportunity to incentivise corporations so that they can accelerate their evolution to a more sustainable economy through more sustainable practices and products.
Enron had already collapsed and filed for bankruptcy protection by the beginning of 2002. But despite complaints from short sellers that corporations had used accounting gimmickry to inflate their profits, many investors thought the crisis at Enron was an isolated case.
In every case, the environmental hazards were made known only by independent scientists, who were often bitterly opposed by the corporations responsible for the hazards.
We are often told that curtailing the freedom of business is coercive and undemocratic. But by what democratic principle should corporations and billionaires decide the fate of current and future generations? When a government releases them from regulation, it allows them to determine whether other people live or die.
Big corporations have money and power to make sure every rule breaks their way; people have voices and votes to push back.
Corporations understand the value of security because the leakage of their competitive information could be the end of the corporation.
Corporate social responsibility is measured in terms of businesses improving conditions for their employees, shareholders, communities, and environment. But moral responsibility goes further, reflecting the need for corporations to address fundamental ethical issues such as inclusion, dignity, and equality.
Most of my work has been in corporations, studying how you build an organization that helps people to identify and work to their strengths.
Work done illegally outdoors or without permission feels like pure freedom to me. I understand how it can upset many in our society, but in the bigger picture, it is ultimately about freedom. We are living in a time where public space has become a commodity for corporations to control and dictate what is seen and heard.
We must start with the reality that corporations cannot guarantee anyone a lifetime job any more than corporations have a guarantee of immortality.
The Democratic Party takes huge amounts of cash from corporations and unions to vote a certain way.
The Transatlantic and Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnerships have nothing to do with free trade. ‘Free trade’ is used as a disguise to hide the power these agreements give to corporations to use lawsuits to overturn sovereign laws of nations that regulate pollution, food safety, GMOs, and minimum wages.
Anger at the wealth gap is no longer about dukes in horse-drawn carriages; it’s about vast, tax-dodging corporations. This will not be assuaged by seeing the royal family claiming to live like we do. If anything, that will make us angrier.
Obama and Clinton wrongly believe that the corporate income tax is a tax on the rich. The reality is that rich corporations don’t pay taxes – workers do.
Corporations are the new dictators.
The E.U. is an economically right-wing organization that prioritizes the interests of big corporations.
A black agenda is jobs, jobs, jobs, quality education, investment in infrastructure and strong democratic regulation of corporations. The black agenda, at its best, looks at America from the vantage point of the least of these and asks what’s best for all.
I get irritated with the world. I get irritated with politicians. I get very irritated with governments and with corporations, but in terms of imagination – my imagination is always fertile. I’m either thinking of my own things or constantly engaged by the things that other people do.
Rather than support workers at home or investments in public schools, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan support the Bush-era tax cuts for the very wealthy. They want to hand over our schools to private corporations.
It is not natural or inevitable that half the world goes hungry; that the freedom of markets trumps protection of the planet; or that citizens’ rights come second to those of corporations.
We need a world where people do not have to live in fear of the economic repercussions of getting sick or losing their home or job. Where every child gets to fulfil their potential. Where corporations pay their fair share of taxes and work for the good of the majority, not just their shareholders.
Most corporations have human-resources processes that involve discussions with your manager, performance evaluations, calibrations for performance and potential succession planning.
There is a huge shift taking place in the global awareness in the last 5 years with strong views about globalization and the power structures of major corporations.
I have never run for political office, but every night I am reaching out to millions of Americans on the radio and I am deeply concerned that the middle class of the United States is being sold out to multi-national corporations with a globalist agenda.
Under Chief Justice John Roberts, the court has decided a string of 5-4 decisions in which the Republican-appointed majority votes as a block in favor of corporations, overlooking workers and families looking for a fair shake.
Fossil fuel corporations are supposed to pay the government fair market royalties in exchange for the right to drill on public lands or in federal waters.
I myself, as an American Indian, feel like a failure in a way. I have not been able to do anything about the fact that these large corporations are taking so much natural gas and oil out of the soil. It seems like we’re always involved in fighting something. It’s tiresome.
It was really my experience at Standing Rock that was pretty pivotal for me because I saw how corporations were literally militarizing themselves against American citizens so that they could kind of maximize their profit margins on fossil fuels.
The Olympic Games are highly commercialised. They purport to follow the traditions of an ancient athletics competition, but today it is the commercial aspect that is most apparent. I have seen how, through sport, cities and corporations compete against each other for financial gain.
Unless public officials are wealthy and fund their own campaigns, the only place they can turn to is lobbyists and institutions like labor unions and corporations.
The corporations and the media don’t need power; they already have it.
I will not let the interests of powerful corporations close our economy or jeopardize consumers.
In the United States, journalists receive awards for lying for the government and for the corporations.
Remember: the ratings system is a voluntary infringement of First Amendment rights, an uneasy bargain between the needs of parents, the needs of artists, and the needs of large media corporations to make profits. Any time we chip away at the First Amendment, we should at least do it with some reverence.
Most sports federations, corporations, and governments don’t change voluntarily. Change is brought by the disenfranchised demanding better.
The rules of the global economy are rigged against those who have to work to earn a living and in favour of multinational corporations and the ultra-rich.
Indian IT corporations have made work in the U.S. much more efficient by enhancing their productivity and quality of work. We have helped to add sufficient value to the corporations in the U.S.
If a serious and sophisticated attacker has enough time he or she will get into a digital network. Governments and private corporations need to be able to detect an attacker on their network quickly, quarantine him completely and then kick him off.
Uber is hardly the first company to exploit the financial vulnerability of teachers – and the desperation of public schools more broadly – to score PR points. Amazon, Boeing, Bank of America, and other corporations have played the part of school benefactor, offering everything from reward programs to school supplies.
Research has shown that middle-income wage earners would benefit most from a large reduction in corporate tax rates. The corporate tax is not a rich-man’s tax. Corporations don’t even pay it. They just pass the tax on in terms of lower wages and benefits, higher consumer prices, and less stockholder value.
Give tax breaks to large corporations, so that money can trickle down to the general public, in the form of extra jobs.
The Internet is too transformative for incumbents to not want to try to stifle or curb it – incumbents in the sense of multinational corporations, governments, take your pick.
With Citizens United, the Supreme Court’s declaration that corporations are people, the whims of one can silence the voices of millions.
To someone like me, who has watched trade negotiations closely for more than a quarter-century, it is clear that U.S. trade negotiators got most of what they wanted. The problem was with what they wanted. Their agenda was set, behind closed doors, by corporations.
In the Internet age, it is inevitable that corporations and government agencies will have access to detailed information about people’s lives.
The tax code is weighted toward the ultra-wealthy and ultra-wealthy corporations and has created an offshore aristocracy of people who can afford to hire an army of accountants and lawyers. This shifts the tax burden to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and others.
The real power of mass data collection lies in the hand-tailored algorithms capable of sifting, sorting, and identifying patterns within the data itself. When enough information is collected over time, governments and corporations can use or abuse those patterns to predict future human behavior.
Average working people need more fresh starts. Big corporations, banks, and Donald Trump need fewer.
There’s a growing sense among large corporations that to solve global problems like climate change, the responsibility can’t fall just on the government. The business community has to be a big piece of that.
The brutal fact is that which foods are available in your grocery store is determined by trade wars, agriculture policy, and the outsized power wielded by large corporations.
Film can do lots of things: It can produce alternative ideas, ask questions, just record the reality of what’s happening, it can analyze what’s happening. Of course, most commercial films are controlled by big corporations who have an interest in not doing those films.
Key is the question of where do new ideas come from. Historically, four places: government labs, big corporations, startup companies, and research universities.
I see people like me, who thought someone like me couldn’t be in politics, now are saying, ‘Oh, wait, I don’t need to take money from corporations to run. Maybe I’ll run, too.’
I think corporations and people are very different. People make corporations whatever it is that they’re going to be.
Republicans want to keep the open Internet safe from big government. Democrats want to keep it safe from big corporations. I say we agree to agree and move ahead.
I often say that shareholders should feel very responsible for how responsive corporations are to the public trust.
Corporations like Google, Facebook, Amazon, all of these large companies, are making tens or hundreds of billions of dollars off of monetising people’s data.
There was a period around Columbine when horror films were being kind of assailed by the government. The studios got very afraid that they were going to be sued, and studios at about that time were all being taken over by corporations.
Large corporations and unions know the power of being big enough to bargain for better rates.
Religious organizations exist to foster the interests of persons subscribing to the same religious faith. Not so of for-profit corporations. Workers who sustain the operations of those corporations commonly are not drawn from one religious community.
If it were not for government regulation of big corporations, executives at companies like Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, they could have cheated investors out of millions.
I believe that the role of limited government should be looking after the needs of veterans, the elderly, children and those institutions that improve the quality of life for struggling families – I don’t believe that government should bend to serve the needs of subsidized multi-national corporations and entitled billionaires.
My finances have been decimated by a group of people, such as my ex-attorney, my ex-business manager, and an estate planner, specifically. And they have conspired together to – to co-op my corporations, put in trustees without my knowledge.
It would be wonderful if the public sector were always great, or always terrible; or if the private sector were always great, or always terrible. Alas, reality is more complicated than comforting caricatures. Governments fail, and corporations fail.
The people who are thinking most about big data right now are corporations and governments.
When the Atlanta Braves were owned by Ted Turner, he was very passionate and did whatever it took to do something good – and eventually he made money. Labels used to be the same way. Now they’re corporations, and it’s only about their stock.
Life, especially in America, is ruled by corporations.
What we have to do is get the corporations to understand you must include African-American-owned media.
GAVI works collaboratively with the private sector – from investment banks to vaccine suppliers to corporations to members of the Forbes 400 – to find new and better ways to raise and apply resources and broaden the base of participants in global health.
Movie studios are owned by giant corporations. They care about money; they don’t care about movies.
Small businesses are more nimble and innovative than large corporations, and as a result are much more likely to develop the breakthrough ideas we need for global competitiveness.
We have to start processing what we’re really made of in America. American character is not dead. American integrity and honesty are not dead. When we’re backed up against the wall against the largest corporations in the history of corporations, it’s there.
The interests of big corporations have so permeated government that its major decisions are indistinguishable from the boardroom demands of the leading companies in each commercial sector.
The Supreme Court has increasingly come down on the side of big corporations instead of workers and middle-class families.
I think for some, the very wealthiest among us, for corporations, taxes are too low.
And also, more and more businesses really want to do the right thing. They feel better about themselves, their workers feel better, and so do their customers. I think this is equally true in the transnational corporations, but it is harder to express in those situations.
When the vast baby-boom generation exploded into adolescence in the 1960s, marketers exulted. Advertising consultants, always eager to coin a phrase, began happily explaining to corporations the difference between ‘teenyboppers’ and ‘counterculture consumers.’
Corporations today, by their razor sharp focus on the ‘bottom line‘ and quarterly earnings, have lost their ability to innovate.
The principle of academic freedom is designed to make sure that powers outside the university, including government and corporations, are not able to control the curriculum or intervene in extra-mural speech.
I feel like the government is more evil than most corporations.
It’s only in relatively recent years that Hollywood became the playground of multinational corporations which regard movies and TV shows as a minor irritant to their overall activity.
Landscape architecture is basically geodesign; it’s designing geography. And yet geodesign is not only done by landscape architects, it’s done by some of the world’s largest corporations.
Citizens United is a disgrace of a decision, holding that corporate money is corporate speech and entitled to the same First Amendment protection as human speech. As a result, corporations now can spend unlimited amounts of money to influence our elections – often in secret, without any public disclosure.
A liberal public is interesting to have as an audience. It is for that very reason that corporations make such an effort to ally themselves with cultural institutions.
Every American has a right to food, housing, and health care – and we can afford to provide it if billionaires and big corporations pay their fair share.
The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich.
Either you’re for ending Citizens United, or you’re not. So, if you’re for ending Citizens United, then act like you are against corporations influencing our democratic process.
ESG investing often marches under the same banner as ‘stakeholder capitalism,’ which maintains that corporations owe obligations to a range of constituencies, not only their shareholders.
By allowing super wealthy corporations and individuals to avoid paying their fair share of tax, tax havens are denying governments’ revenue that could and should be spent on schools, healthcare, and other essential services.
Since the Reagan era, Republicans have prescribed cuts for rich people and corporations as a cure-all. But every time they put their theory into practice, the rich just get richer, and everyone else gets left behind.
When corporations refuse to practice due diligence by not establishing grievance mechanisms for remedy of abuses against the hidden 94% of their workforce in their global supply chains, they perpetuate a depraved model of profit-making that has driven inequality to a level now seen as a global risk in itself.
I spent my youth reading books in which corporations became governments, it’s an old idea in science fiction.
Top-rank global corporations are collapsing. That could happen sometime, and somehow even to Samsung.
If power lies more and more in the hands of corporations rather than governments, the most effective way to be political is not to cast one’s vote at the ballot box, but to do so at the supermarket or at a shareholders’ meeting. When provoked, corporations respond.