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The 200-Year Legal Struggle That Led to Citizens United | The New Republic
"WE THE CORPORATIONS: HOW AMERICAN BUSINESSES WON THEIR CIVIL RIGHTS by Adam Winkler Liveright, 496 pp., $28.95"
corporation  law  people  supreme-court  book  review 
june 2018 by tsuomela
Kent Greenfield for Democracy Journal: The Stakeholder Strategy
"Changing corporations, not the Constitution, is the key to a fairer post-Citizens United world."
politics  citizen  corporation  law  reform  power  organizations  markets 
august 2012 by tsuomela
An ethical bargain - O'Reilly Radar
"Okay ... Let me just ask this: If you are involved in data capture, analytics, or customer marketing in your company, would you be embarrassed to admit to your neighbor what about them you capture, store and analyze? Would you be willing to send them a zip file with all of it to let them see it? If the answer is "no," why not? If I might hazard a guess at the answer, it would be because real relationships aren't built on asymmetry, and you know that. But rather than eliminate that awkward source of asymmetry, you hide it."
ethics  business  data-mining  privacy  corporation  asymmetrical  information  information-ethics 
july 2011 by tsuomela
UnderstandingSociety: Quiet politics
"Pepper Culpepper's Quiet Politics and Business Power: Corporate Control in Europe and Japan sheds some very interesting light on one key question in contemporary western democracies: how do corporations and business organizations so often succeed in creating a legislative and regulatory environment that largely serves their interests? And, for that matter, why do they sometimes fail spectacularly in doing so, even while spending oceans of money in the effort to influence public policy? "
book  summary  political-science  comparative  business  power  corporation  salience  public  attention 
april 2011 by tsuomela
What the Founding Fathers Really Thought About Corporations - Justin Fox - Harvard Business Review
A couple months ago the Supreme Court ruled that restricting corporate political spending amounted to restricting free speech. In this view, corporations are pretty much equivalent to people. Would that have seemed reasonable to the Founding Fathers?

In a word, no.

I read this opinion carefully — I'm trained as a historian, not a lawyer. Chief Justice Roberts lays out an ideologically pure view of corporations as associations of citizens — leveling differences between companies, schools and other groups. So in his view Boeing is no different from Harvard, which is no different from the NAACP, or Citizens United, or my local neighborhood civic association. It's lovely prose, but as a matter of history the majority is simply wrong.
business  history  politics  american  american-studies  capitalism  corporation  corporatism  constitution  founding-fathers  18c  law  speech  freedom 
may 2010 by tsuomela
B Corporation
B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corporations are unlike traditional responsible businesses because they:
business  business-model  corporation  organization  law  via:vaguery 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Ascription is an Anathema to any Enthusiasm › Moral Hazard Pay
The change of control clauses in executive contracts are part and parcel of the “bribe the pirate” pattern seen in publicly traded companies. Given the desire of shareholders to have executives to take large amounts of risk, since that shareholders can diversify away most of that, you do two things: let them share the upside, remove the down side.
business  ethics  moral-hazard  morality  piracy  corporation  principal-agent  incentives 
march 2009 by tsuomela
AlterNet: Environment: Promoting the Common Good: There's Only One Reason to Grant a Corporate Charter
The private-benefit corporation is an institution granted a legally protected right..-to pursue a narrow private interest without regard to broader social and environmental consequences. If it were..person, it would fit the clinical profile of a sociopath
business  economics  criticism  corporation  history 
december 2007 by tsuomela

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