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Iraq Advice-Givers Have Business Ties

Iraq Advice-Givers Have Business Ties This interesting information. I've done a lot of research on these folks and knew of many of these business ties already. But I doubt the general public has put them together. Yet considering how this information affects the slant of the many "printed statements" and "op-ed" pieces by Baker, Scowcroft et, al...why haven't any of the shrill talking heads on cable news revealed this?
posted by bas67 on Sep 2, 2002 - 19 comments

This explains everything!

This explains everything! Mystified by the recent flurry of corporate meltdowns? Do you find yourself thinking: "Are those CEOs CRAZY?" Well maybe they are!
posted by BGM on Aug 29, 2002 - 14 comments

Congress agrees, citizens shouldn't have the same right to bankruptcy protection as corporations.

Congress agrees, citizens shouldn't have the same right to bankruptcy protection as corporations. The Senate and House, after much lobbying by credit card companies, have decided that consumers don't need protection. Corporations can still file for bankruptcy, leaving stockholders and employees standing in the rain, but Joe Consumer had better not get sick, lose his job, or not pay that usurious 25% interest rate. This is the same bill that Clinton vetoed as being unfair to consumers...but we all know where this regime's loyalties lie...and it ain't the people.
posted by dejah420 on Jul 26, 2002 - 34 comments

Corporate Crook: Nitwit scion turns avenger

Corporate Crook: Nitwit scion turns avenger In sum: Bush talks big about corporate crooks. He is one.
posted by Postroad on Jul 9, 2002 - 10 comments

J.K. Galbraith shocked at scale of corporate failures.

J.K. Galbraith shocked at scale of corporate failures. "I can only say I hadn't expected to see this problem on anything like the magnitude of the last few months – the separation of ownership from management, the monopolisation of control by irresponsible personal money-makers." Myself and chrispy came to the same conclusion on the drive home from the resolutely un- (rather than anti-) corporate Glastonbury Festival today. Profit is valued and rewarded by the vast majority of corporations above all else. As a consquence, people with the same values dominate executive positions, to the exclusion of those with more 'humanitarian' or longer-term outlooks. Where is the balance? Should we make hippie non-exec directors compulsory? Or should I just go back to bed and let the drugs wear off???
posted by barnsoir on Jul 1, 2002 - 9 comments

"To compile The Top 100 Corporate Criminals of the 1990s,

"To compile The Top 100 Corporate Criminals of the 1990s, we used the most narrow and conservative of definitions -- corporations that have pled guilty or no contest to crimes and have been criminally fined." Just brimming with fascinating business lore, including "The FBI estimates that 19,000 Americans are murdered every year. Compare this to the 56,000 Americans who die every year on the job or from occupational diseases such as black lung and asbestosis and the tens of thousands of other Americans who fall victim to the silent violence of pollution, contaminated foods, hazardous consumer products...."
posted by fold_and_mutilate on May 31, 2002 - 39 comments

Enron cheated California

Enron cheated California - The Los Angeles Times is reporting the discovery of a memo detailing how Enron manipulated prices by fraud during the power crisis while blaming the problem on powerplants.

One of their strategies was actually called 'Death Star'. Look like the Enron Empire has suffered the same fate as the Palpatine's Empire.

LA Times login: cpunks password: cpunks
posted by Argyle on May 7, 2002 - 18 comments

It's an angry, violent, warmongering world out there right now. You just live in it.

It's an angry, violent, warmongering world out there right now. You just live in it. The human animal is capable of staggering atrocities and deadly choices and the thick-necked frat boys in charge right now are the most darkly capable we've suffered in decades... There are no peacemakers in the world right now.
posted by quonsar on Apr 26, 2002 - 32 comments

Corporate Anthems.

Corporate Anthems. Oh boy! I strongly recommend McKinsey and Ericsson ("Network Intelligence - You And Me!").
posted by heimkonsole on Mar 27, 2002 - 13 comments

Reparations activists

Reparations activists are going after corporations who may have had ties to or profited from the slave trade to seek financial compensation. "So far, the reparations legal team has publicly identified five companies it says have slave ties: insurers Aetna, New York Life and AIG and financial giants J.P. Morgan Chase Manhattan Bank and FleetBoston Financial Group." Of course, the article (or the sidebar) doesn't cite anyone who may be against the whole notion - which is possibly bias of some sort, and seeing Johnnie Cochran on the list of people involved doesn't exactly warm one's heart either. (here are several other related "background" articles)
posted by owillis on Feb 23, 2002 - 42 comments

Tearing Apart The Fast Company 1990's

Tearing Apart The Fast Company 1990's From Salon.com. A superb critique of management à la the 1990's and a really good explanation of Enron, rolled into one.
posted by ParisParamus on Feb 15, 2002 - 3 comments

Did Max Bickford get a v-chip implant?

Did Max Bickford get a v-chip implant? "...the FCC ruined television throughout the 1990s by allowing mega corporations and multinationals to gobble up TV networks and distribution outlets, including cable and satellite companies..." Now that the big corporations own the content, they obviously have the right to change it. It's capitalism, pure and simple, but it may also mean bad TV. Does the goverment have the right, responsiblity, or obligation to to re-regulate the industry, just so the quality of programming improves?
posted by bingo on Feb 15, 2002 - 14 comments

Pssst. Hey buddy: wanna name a bridge?

Pssst. Hey buddy: wanna name a bridge? Nothing is sacred. Or public.
posted by ParisParamus on Feb 5, 2002 - 12 comments

Corporations Behaving Badly.

Corporations Behaving Badly. The Ten Worst Corporations of 2001.
posted by Ty Webb on Jan 8, 2002 - 50 comments

The Big Ten infographics

The Big Ten infographics that accompany The Nation's latest issue on big media conglomerates lays out just how big they are (maximize your browser for the viacom and AOLTW ones, there's a lot of small type in there).
posted by mathowie on Dec 22, 2001 - 9 comments

Fay Weldon writes the first corporate-sponsored novel.

Fay Weldon writes the first corporate-sponsored novel. With Grove/Atlantic, yet.
posted by aflakete on Sep 4, 2001 - 12 comments

By 2004, Wal-Mart plans to open a new store every business day...

By 2004, Wal-Mart plans to open a new store every business day... Call me an out-of-touch lefty, but this PBS documentary bummed the hell out of me. Small town + giant corporation + old-guard legislators = steamroller
posted by GriffX on Jun 21, 2001 - 36 comments

corporate totalitarianism and the ftaa:

corporate totalitarianism and the ftaa: Activists will gather in Quebec City, Canada on April 11, 2001 to protest the upcoming Summit of the Americas (SOA) meeting. The purpose of the SOA, which will be held April 18-22, is to hammer out the first full text of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), a proposed agreement that would turn the entire Western Hemisphere (except Cuba) into the largest international trading bloc in history.
posted by kliuless on Apr 10, 2001 - 3 comments

The FCC approves the AOL/Time-Warner merger.

The FCC approves the AOL/Time-Warner merger. We're all doomed.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Jan 11, 2001 - 36 comments

DoubleClick one of the 10 Worst Corporations of 2000.

DoubleClick one of the 10 Worst Corporations of 2000. I'm no Doubleclick fan, but are they really in the same league with a Firestone, or even a Glaxo?
posted by Doug on Jan 4, 2001 - 19 comments

®™ark

®™ark is looking for someone to marry a corporation. Since corporations are legal “people” — only missing the right to vote — they must have the right to marry. Perhaps Pyra is looking for a spouse?
posted by capt.crackpipe on Jan 4, 2001 - 18 comments

Rangers, Saints, Hubbard, Comcast, AOL, Verizon, Marcus, Microsoft.

Rangers, Saints, Hubbard, Comcast, AOL, Verizon, Marcus, Microsoft. Good god. The evil really does support Bush. But, I can't really say that Jane Fonda or Infoseek is any better.
posted by tiaka on Dec 12, 2000 - 2 comments

One Year After Seattle

One Year After Seattle -- "A year has passed since the World Trade Organization's "Millennium Round" collapsed under clouds of tear gas in Seattle," writes Mark Weisbrot, in this useful overview of what was -- and is -- at stake. "The debate over globalization has been altered, perhaps permanently, to include some of the concerns of civil society: poverty and inequality, economic instability, and the environmental costs of globalization...."
posted by johnb on Nov 30, 2000 - 30 comments

How Corporations Operate Tax Free

How Corporations Operate Tax Free Senator Byron Dorgan on corporations getting away with billions of dollars of taxpayer money. One of the reasons: they negotiate their taxes behind closed doors with the IRS. Wouldn’t you like that access?
posted by capt.crackpipe on Oct 29, 2000 - 17 comments

Planet Project:

Planet Project: Harris, the pollsters, team up with a bunch of other marketing-minded corporations to ask the people of the world (or at least, those with access to the Web) such questions as "Would you switch your race if you could not change it back?" and "When you die, what do you think will happen to you?" Sign up to lend your voice—or do a little culture jamming and explain why, when you die, you'll meet Claire, the giant armadillo who lives on Pluto and directs everything we do from a colossal high chair, where she eats nothing but creamed corn forever and shouts "Corn! Corn! Corn for me!"
posted by honkzilla on Oct 17, 2000 - 5 comments

"The knowledge of the poor is being converted into the property of global corporations, creating a situation where the poor will have to pay for the seeds and medicines they have evolved and have used to meet their own needs for nutrition and health care." -- Vandana Shiva lectures on globalization and poverty.
posted by sudama on Sep 11, 2000 - 5 comments

Corporate Crackdown

Corporate Crackdown is Adbusters' cover article this month. The story exposes the development of these legal fictions that are becoming more powerful than nations and suggests ways to bring them back under civil control.
posted by sudama on Aug 14, 2000 - 13 comments

Definitely a sign that the e-pocalypse is upon us.

Definitely a sign that the e-pocalypse is upon us. Zany Brainy has up and purchased Noodle Kidoodle! Ooogy woogy, bunny wunny!
posted by monstro on May 6, 2000 - 5 comments

The world's oldest corporation, the Hudson's Bay Company, has a great introduction to its three-hundred seventy years of history on the site. Once hailed as the largest colonial power other than Russia, England, and the U.S., the Bay has generally left furs and is now the Sears of Canada.
posted by tdecius on Oct 11, 1999 - 0 comments

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