Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tag: Corporate America

Share the wealth? We can start now – here’s how

Corporations have, in effect, become inequality’s single most powerful engine. We need to slow that engine down.

Top cancer researcher fails to disclose corporate financial ties in major...

A senior official at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has received millions of dollars in payments from companies that are involved in medical research. His omissions expose how weakly conflict-of-interest rules are enforced by journals.

In a historic move, Los Angeles educators vote to strike

With corporations on a warpath to privatize schools, the future of public education is at stake across the country, and Los Angeles is ground zero for this struggle.

Female corporate leaders make firms less likely to fall foul of...

Given the urgency of global environmental problems, female corporate leadership makes an important contribution to benefit societies by improving companies’ environmental conduct.

Taxpayers are subsidizing corporations that pay CEOs hundreds of times more...

Author says the findings should fuel the movement to "use the power of the public purse to crack down on corporations that refuse to share the wealth."

Why do corporate boards so overpay US CEOs?

Corporate boards simply play by market rules. If they don’t, they risk losing their executive talent.

There’s a way to make corporations work for workers, too

Citizens have the right, and arguably the responsibility, to change the rules under which corporations operate.

How Monsanto plants stories, suppresses science & silences dissent to sell...

The company attempted to censor and discredit anyone and anything that contradicted their business interests.

Amazon’s worst bargain yet

The retail behemoth wants your local government's business, but there's a hidden cost to low prices: Local businesses get shut out.

Why wages are going nowhere

The combination of high corporate profits and growing corporate political power has created a vicious cycle.

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Demanding Kavanaugh impeachment, law students launch nationwide strike against illegitimate justice

"We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct."

With planet in ‘crisis mode,’ Bernie Sanders rips Trump White House for ‘dangerous’ dismissal...

"You have an administration that virtually does not even recognize the reality of climate change and their policies, working with the fossil fuel industry, are making a bad situation worse."

Progressive Briefing for Monday, October 15

DNA confirms Elizabeth Warren's ancestry, Trump says 'we won' in regards to Christine Blasey Ford, Bernie Sanders rips White House for dismissal of climate science, and more.

Trump admin. hints it may resume family separation at border; ACLU says ‘public outcry...

A new report by Amnesty International suggests immigration officials separated some 6,000 families between April and August, a far higher number of children and parents torn apart than previously thought.

Confronting climate change in a deeply unequal world

Humanity has, the scientists tell us, about a dozen years to get our environmental act together. Or else...

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