Corporate Overreach

Updated 2024

A disturbing trend is that both nationally and worldwide corporations are taxed less, able to move money outside the country where it is made, less subject to laws, less subject to disclosure, and dramatically contributing towards an unequal society. Both major parties eagerly contribute to this.  The Supreme Court in a series of decisions without legal precedent - such as the 2010 Citizens United case, McCutcheon, Hobby Lobby and others – also speed this disastrous approach. 

The reason I have so many references is to show this is a steadily increasing trend that I continuously update. It is not a vanishing blip on the radar. Failure to deal with this trend will have disastrous consequences for the future.

It is no wonder the Unified Platform lists Corporate Accountability/Reform as one of its goals. Making public comments to  the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is also one of the frequent activities of the New Progressive Alliance. The big picture includes corporate overreach, the EconomyElection ReformInfrastructure,  Labor, and Transparency.  The Unified Platform correctly says we must reduce the economic and political clout of corporations, improve corporate citizenship, increase executive responsibility, and require corporations to serve society and democracy while safeguarding the environment.

Improved tax and regulation compliance, enhanced shareholder democracy and governance, and the abolition of corporate personhood will help us reach these goals.

We must also:

• Change corporate charters to reflect a “triple bottom line” orientation that measures social and ecological performance in addition to financial performance. Social responsibility requirements should be comprehensive, strict, and enforceable. Corporations that routinely violate their charters should face dissolution.

• Enforce and expand anti-trust laws at all levels.

• Increase legal jurisdiction over multinational for-profit entities, in accordance with the UN’s evolving “Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.”

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2-Economic Graphs and Videos  

3- Election Reform 

4- Infrastructure 

5- Labor 

6- Transparency 

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8- The Super Rich Are Richer Than We Thought, Hiding Huge Sums, New Reports Find

9- The SEC's Corporate Disclosure Rule Goes Missing - Chair Mary Jo White might be caving to political pressure.

10- The Poisons of Extreme Wealth and Inequality

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13- The $10 Trillion Heist - The Great Corporate Tax Shift


15-10 Supreme Court Rulings — Before ‘Hobby Lobby’ — That Turned Corporations Into People


17-Corporations Have Their Cake and Eat It Too, Then Deny Cake's Existence

18-Corporations Rewriting U.S. Labour Laws

19-The Age of Impunity - An Exceptional Decline for an Exceptional Country? The Empire as a basket Case

20-More Than $6.5 Trillion Lost in US Income Due to Tax Cuts for the Rich

21-Full Show: Is the Supreme Court Out of Order?

22-Gutless: SEC Can Require Corporations to Disclose Big Political Contributions, But Won't



25-The Creeping Expansion of Corporate Civil Rights

26-The SEC's just been caught colluding with the banks it's supposed to regulate


28-Tricks of the Trade - How companies anonymously influence climate policy through their business and trade associations

29-What Companies Don't Want You to Know About the Millions They Spend

30-Why is Washington still protecting the secret political power of corporations? Regulators at the SEC could illuminate the future of campaign donations. But they aren't interested in disclosing the truth – even though voters are

31-'Huge Number' of Tax-Dodging Corporations Preparing to Expatriate

32-A Simplified Way to Tax Multinational Corporations

33-A Surprising Solution to America's Dark Money Problem: Corporations may hold the key to cleaning up political spending.

34-Corporations Have Found Yet Another (Secret) Way To Help Get Politicians Elected


36-Don’t Be Fooled: Banks Still Too Big to Fail

37-Detroit Shuts Off Water to Residents but Not to Businesses Who Owe Millions: More than 15,000 households have had their taps turned off for being past due. Yet the bankrupt city hasn’t touched 40 businesses who owe $9.5 million in total.

38-Whose Presidential Campaign Will Your Pension Finance?

39-For Freedom Industries, a Small Price to Pay for Poisoning West Virginia Water


41-Lobbyists Are Seeking to Delay for Years a Key Piece of Bank Regulation

42-Detroit Water Shutoffs

43-Chris Hedges - America Is Slowly Crumbling (YouTube)


45-Robert Reich: How Much Does Society Gain From Hedge Fund Managers?

46-Ten Examples of Welfare for the Rich and Corporations

47-The SEC should shine a light on dark political donations from corporations - Transparency now!


49-What You Don't Know May Well Hurt You -- Dark Money

50-How Corporate America Shut the Courthouse Doors to Average People


52-Corporate welfare’s quiet enablers: How democrats pander to big business: Support on the left for Export-Import Bank shows GOP isn't the only party tailoring policy to business interests


54-Detroit Cuts Off Water To Poor People BUT Not Delinquent Businesses!

55-Detroit Shuts Off Water to Residents but Not to Businesses Who Owe Millions



58-Wall Street Mega-Banks Are Buying Up The World’s Water

59-The Corporate Global Privatizing Complex

60-Wall Street’s Buying the World’s Water Supply at an Alarming Pace

61-Microsoft Admits Keeping $92 Billion Offshore to Avoid Paying $29 Billion in US Taxes


63-Ferguson, the Foreclosure Crisis and America’s Hedge-Fund Landlords


65-Here’s Why Bank of America’s $17 Billion Settlement Probably Won’t Cost It That Much


67-Now Burger King is Renouncing Its US Citizenship – Let’s Eat Somewhere Else

68-Obama’s Latest Betrayal of America and Americans in Favor of the Big Banks: TISA



71-The Way to Stop Corporate Lawbreaking is to Prosecute the People Who Break the Law

72-Corporate Internet Providers Threaten Net Neutrality

73-Bankers Back on Wall Street Despite Major Crimes

74-At Last: Jury Blames Bank Execs for Mortgage Fraud



77-'Have a sense of humility, right?': Fired Fed worker unveils secretly taped meetings between regulators and Goldman Sachs showing government 'is in the bankers' pockets'

78-How Rich Old White Men Are Taking Lunch Money Away From Inner-City Black Kids

79-Rising Inequality Means More Volatility for State Budgets



82-Wealthy Donors and Corporations Set Think Tanks’ Agendas

83-Noam Chomsky: Corporate business models are hurting American universities - The linguist and philosopher on the Walmartization of higher education, and what we can learn from John Stuart Mill

84-Black market for water now thriving in California as ultra-rich pay huge premiums for covert water deliveries



87-Groups Call on eBay to Quit ALEC


89-Full Show: Too Big to Jail?

90-Playing God


92-The Top Five Bank Bailouts We Never Heard About

93-The Truth Laid Bare

94-The Waltons Keep Getting Richer While Wal-Mart Workers Barely Scrape By


96-“We dare you to stop us”: Inside big oil’s sinister plan to derail the anti-carbon movement: Rather than retreating, Exxon and other companies are going on the offensive as mankind hangs in the balance




100-Here’s What Happens When We Lower Corporate Tax Rates

101-Midwife Attacked for Asking Why Babies Are Dying in Oil Boomtown

102-Piketty: 'The Myth Of National Sovereignty Helps Big Corporations Screw Us Over'

103-“We are in great danger”: Ex-banker details how mega-banks destroyed America  -  "The power has only been more consolidated," warns Goldman Sachs veteran Nomi Prins in an interview with Salon

104-Still Going Postal


106-An Economist Identified the Corporate Behavior That Led to Our Staggering Inequality

107-This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, His State's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country


109-Big Business Crushed Ballot Measures in 2014

110-States Consider Requiring Shareholder Approval for Political Gifts

111-How US Companies Stash Billions Overseas — Tax-Free

112-NY Federal judge slams Wells Fargo for forged mortgage docs

113-The Middle Class Can’t Be Saved Unless Wall Street Is Tamed

114-Sunday’s ‘Biggest Banking Leak in History’ Details the Names and Dealings of Mega-Rich Tax Dodgers

115-The Koch Brothers Raised $249 Million at Their Latest Donor Summit

116-These Five Corporations Are Making Millions From Mass Incarceration

117-8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

118-Chris Hedges - The Pathology of The Super Rich (YouTube)

119-The Biggest Outrage in Atlanta’s Crazy Teacher Cheating Case


121-Noam Chomsky: Corporations, not leftist academics, enforce politically correct limits on speech

122-Burning Our Bridges

123-Entitlements are Bankrupting America. But the Rich Keep Taking Them.

124-Off the Deep End: The Wall Street Bonus Pool and Low-Wage Workers


126-The 1 percent are parasites: Debunking the lies about free enterprise, trickle-down, capitalism and celebrity entrepreneurs - The rich don't generate jobs. Rising tides do not lift all boats. And they probably built that with government help

127-The 1 percent rigged everything: Why no one can end Ronald Reagan’s “dead wrong” voodoo economics: A thriving middle class is the cause of growth. The middle class creates rich people -- not the other way around

128-New Report: Big Banks Require Tellers to Use Predatory Practices

129-How Wall Street Used Swaps to Get Rich at the Expense of Cities

130-Jeb Bush Funneled Almost $2 Billion in FL Pension Funds to Brother's 'Pioneer' Donors

131-The SEC’s Andrew Bowden: A Regulator for Sale?

132-Chicago Teacher Pension Money Invested With Rahm Emanuel's Friends and Donors


134-House Passes Bill that Prohibits Expert Scientific Advice to the EPA

135-In Just 60 Years, Neoliberal Capitalism Has Nearly Broken Planet Earth

136-Tomgram: Michael Klare, Is Big Oil Finally Entering a Climate Change World?


138-Nestlé's permit to pump California springwater expired decades ago

139-"Carbon Copy": How Big Oil and King Coal Ghost Write Letters for Public Officials, Business Groups

140-How Big Money Is Buying Off Criticism of Big Money

141-Living the High Life After Congress

142-The Looming Pay-to-Play Problem - Brennan School of Justice at New York University School of Law, Ciara Torres-Spelliscy


144-Regulatory Capture, Captured on Video: SEC official slobbers over private equity titans, suggests his son might want a job in the field

145-The Rise of the Working Poor and the Non-Working Rich



148-In Wyoming it’s now illegal to collect data about pollution

149-Another Massive Citibank Billion Dollar Theft From Consumers and NO ONE GOES TO JAIL

150-Only Obama and Wall Street Criminals will Love Loretta Lynch as AG


152-Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill - Critics of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership are unlikely to be silenced by an analysis of the flood of money it took to push the pact over its latest hurdle



155-The Growing Trend of ‘Anticipatory Bribery’



158-Why Do Political Reporters Refuse to Show Us the Money?



161-Greenpeace Sting Shows Academics Selling Themselves To Polluters


163-Lurking Within That Ominous, Omnibus Spending Bill - The bipartisan budget compromise is a holiday giveaway to the wealthy.


165--5 Horrible Things Congress Just Snuck Into Law



168-Cheney's Halliburton Suing The Cancer-Stricken Iraq War Vets They Poisoned

169-City spent $1 million trying to fire this teacher — and failed




173-1% Still Beating The Crap Out Of The Tax Code

174-6 numbers that tell you everything you need to know about America’s busted priorities: If you're wondering why wages are stagnating and inequality is on the rise, look no further

175-Economic apartheid: Explosive report shows how rich Americans have their own “private tax system that saves them billions” - The U.S. tax system is essentially regressive, and rich elites use the money they save to buy political influence

176-How to Corral the Donor Class: When it comes to money in politics, the real problem is not corruption, but inequality.

177-The greatest trick the rich ever pulled was making us believe they pay all the taxes

178-Emergency for Democracy: Unelected Manager Who Caused Flint Water Crisis Now Runs Detroit Schools

179-‘Somebody Intervened in Washington’: How oil industry lobbyists played the long game — wearing down an overmatched federal bureaucracy to gain access to a fuel-rich corner of the Alaskan wilderness.

180-How big oil spent $10m to defeat California climate change legislation - The oil industry targeted business-friendly Democrats in the legislature to kill parts of a bill mandating a 50% reduction in gasoline use in the state by 2030

181-Naomi Klein: Climate Change “Not Just About Things Getting Hotter… It’s About Things Getting Meaner” - In a wide-ranging conversation, the journalist and climate activist discusses the recent Paris climate accords, the politics of global warming, climate change denial and environmental justice.


183-What do you give executives who bankrupted a coal company and screwed over its retirees? Bonuses!

184-Feds object to bankrupt coal company's $11.9M in executive bonuses



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187-If I was right, why was I fired?




191-New Thinking on Rescuing Our Politics from Plutocrats - In his new book Plutocrats United, election law scholar Rick Hasen argues that the problem isn't that politicians are corrupted by special interests — it's that they have no incentive to pay attention to anyone but the rich.


193-Did Net Neutrality Kill Broadband Investment Like Comcast, AT&T, Verizon Said It Would?





198-Richest 62 people as wealthy as half of world's population, says Oxfam - Charity says only higher wages, crackdown on tax dodging and higher investment in public services can stop divide widening


200-The Core of Wall Street Is Rotten

201-The Real Terrorists: The .01%


203-Wall Street Taking Over Nonprofit Sector

204-Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, American War Crimes, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow


206-The Untouchables: How the Obama administration protected Wall Street from prosecutions


208-Hundreds of Wall Street Execs Went to Prison During the Last Fraud-Fueled Bank Crisis



211-More unemployment and less security « Systemic Disorder

212-Hedge funds tell Puerto Rico: lay off teachers and close schools to pay us back | World news | The Guardian

213-Minnesota: A wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy? #1 in a series. |

214-Utilities Just Declared War On Solar |

215-Kentucky's top climate official sent packing

216-The FDA now officially belongs to Big Pharma -

217-Iain Duncan Smith targets poor pensioners with plans to scrap free bus passes and winter fuel allowance - Mirror Online



220-New Book Exposes Koch Brothers' Guide To Infiltrating The Media | Blog | Media Matters for America

221-‘Panama Papers’ Demonstrates Global Wealth Corruption   

222-Democrats and Republicans Are Quietly Planning a Corporate Giveaway — to the Tune of $400 Billion  

223-Bank of America: Too Crooked to Fail - The bank has defrauded everyone from investors and insurers to homeowners and the unemployed. So why does the government keep bailing it out?

224-Clinton/Obama pushed Panama trade deal that now houses $13 Trillion in Tax Havens for filthy rich

225-BRICS Under Attack: The Empire’s Destabilizing Hand Reaches Into South Africa


227-Concentrated Power Drives Extreme Income Inequality and Slows Economic Growth

228-Panama Papers: why tax havens matter, in one chart


230-The Panama Papers: What They’re All About - Here's a basic primer on the global offshore tax haven scandal with some useful links.

231-Freedom Rider: The Panama Papers Problem


233-Newsletter: Justice Takes A Lifetime

234-Our Tax Money Underwrites BP's Gulf Negligence

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235-Porter Ranch CEO got a $3 million bonus after a massive natural gas leak  





240-FBI, DOJ Launch Probe of Unaoil, After Exposé Shows Global Corruption


242-Five Myths About the Koch Brothers — And Why It Matters To Set Them Straight   

243-Why the US Chamber of Commerce is fighting transparency   

244-Lessons of the Panama Papers: Yes, the rich are different from us — they stole our money: A vast web of lies and corruption protecting the super-rich is revealed -- and it's only the tip of an evil iceberg 




248-They Don’t Just Hide Their Money. Economist Says Most of Billionaire Wealth is Unearned.   

249-Watch Arizona's NBC 12 And The Center For Media And Democracy Expose ALEC's Corporate Influence On State Laws  


251-Coal company paid its execs $8 million in bonuses just before filing for bankruptcy


253-Philanthropy: the capitalist art of deception


255-Big banks driving hotter climate

256-Big Banks Betting Against Climate Change Policies, Spending Billions On Fossil Fuel Projects: Report

257-How the Panama Papers journalists broke the biggest leak in history (TED Talk)


259-Why Garbagemen Should Earn More Than Bankers - How more people are making money without contributing anything of value

260-Why Haven’t Bankers Been Punished? Just Read These Insider SEC Emails - Right after the financial crisis, an SEC lawyer fought a lonely struggle to get his agency to crackdown harder on Goldman bankers. He lost.

261-Clinton Neutrality on AT&T-Time Warner Merger Signals Corporate Takeover of Dems: According to OpenSecrets, Clinton has by far the most donations from AT&T and Time Warner out of any candidate running this election cycle

262-Corporations Running the World Used To Be Science Fiction - Now It's a Reality.


264-Banks Gone Bad: How Our Evolved Morality Has Failed Us - We seem to be unable to punish bankers for their scandalous behavior because our moral instincts can’t cope



267-Why Obama Won’t Help Foreclosure Victims

268-WikiLeaks: Citigroup Exec Gave Obama Recommendation of Hillary for State, Eric Holder for DOJ

269-Richest 62 people as wealthy as half of world's population, says Oxfam - Charity says only higher wages, crackdown on tax dodging and higher investment in public services can stop divide widening


271-“It is happening again”: David Dayen on the epidemic of mortgage fraud and the rigged economy that sets it in motion - David Dayen's new book explores the criminal conspiracy that destroyed the lives of millions

272-The Milton Friedman Doctrine Is Wrong. Here’s How to Rethink the Corporation. We won’t fix the problem until we address the nature of the corporation.

273-Wall Street Firms Make Money From Teachers' Pensions — And Fund Charter Schools Fight



276-The Climate Accountability Scorecard: Ranking Major Fossil Fuel Companies on Climate Deception, Disclosure, and Action (2016) - An in-depth analysis of eight leading fossil fuel companies finds that none of them has made a clean break from disinformation on climate science and policy.

277-Federal Bill Seeks First Native American Land Grab in 100 Years

278-Highest-Paid CEOs Actually Run Some of the Worst-Performing Companies


280-How Big Business Bailed Out the Nazis

281-The Court that Rules the World:  A parallel legal universe, open only to corporations and largely invisible to everyone else, helps executives convicted of crimes escape punishment.


283-Leaked Audio Shows How Florida Utilities Sought to Deceive Public Into Believing Amendment 1 is Pro-Solar


285-More Confessions of an Economic Hitman: This Time They’re Coming for Your Democracy

286-New Documents Show Oil Industry Even More Evil Than We Thought - Oil companies’ coordinated cover-up of climate risks stretches back decades and rivals that of big tobacco companies.

287-FOX 2 reporter placed in handcuffs for attempting to cover city meeting

288-Producing Poverty: The Public Cost of Low-Wage Production Jobs in Manufacturing

289-Puerto Rico: Biggest oil supplier charged in $11M corruption case - The case has outraged Puerto Ricans, who are bracing for an estimated 20 per cent increase on power bills that are already twice those of the US mainland on average.

290-The Biggest Companies in America Are Being Handed $27 for Every $1 They Pay in Taxes

291-These 25 Companies Are More Powerful Than Many Countries: Going stateless to maximize profits, multinational companies are vying with governments for global power. Who is winning?



294-How Amazon’s Accounting Makes Rich People’s Income Invisible - Increasingly, businesses don’t generate profits. They generate capital gains. It’s fiendishly clever.


296-Banks, bondholders driving the legal conflict over Flint’s water supply



299-Court Lets Exxon Off Hook for Pipeline Spill in Arkansas Neighborhood - 'Despite adherence to safety guidelines and regulations, oil spills still do occur,' the court said in overturning several violations against the oil giant.

300-Exxon Mobil Misled Americans About Climate Change (Exxon is the largest oil producer in the U.S.)

301-Exxon's Own Research Confirmed Fossil Fuels' Role in Global Warming Decades Ago Top executives were warned of possible catastrophe from greenhouse effect, then led efforts to block solutions.

302-Harvard Study Finds Exxon Misled Public about Climate Change - An analysis of Exxon’s research and public statements shows a sharp contrast between what the oil giant knew about climate change and what it told the public.

303-Big Pharma Firm Gets Slap on the Wrist for Medicaid Fraud


305-Human Connectedness and the Disconnected Power Elite of America

306-Like Exxon, Utilities Knew about Climate Change Risks Decades Ago - A new report shows through documents and testimony how utilities researched climate change and determined in the 1970s that it could force a shift away from coal.

307-The Real Reason The Elites Keep Killing Single-Payer

308-Utilities Knew: Documenting Electric Utilities’ Early Knowledge and Ongoing Deception on Climate Change From 1968-2017

309-How Corporations Have Taken Over Government, Nonprofit and Regulatory Agencies (Video)  by Chris Hedges

310-Why Wall Street Should Be Viewed as a Major National Threat



313-How Haitian Earthquake Relief Efforts Pulled Off a Huge Con Job, with the Help of Mainstream Media



316-Robert Reich: On Labor, Tragically, Trump Was Right

317-The Mega Rich Are Getting Mega Richer: A Former CEO Exposes the Corruption Behind Their Obscene Paychecks

318-Why Society’s Biggest Freeloaders Are at the Top - No, wealth isn’t created at the top. It is merely devoured there.

319-'Paradise Papers' Reveal Tax Avoidance, Shady Dealings of World's Rich and Powerful 



322-A perfect storm of corporate idiocy

323-Woman Dragged Out of West Virginia House Hearing For Listing Oil and Gas Contributions to Members

324-When Wall Street Owns Main Street — Literally: The rise of Wall Street landlords and the decline of homeownership.

325-The 1% grabbed 82% of all wealth created in 2017

326-Most ‘Wealth’ Isn’t the Result of Hard Work. It Has Been Accumulated by Being Idle and Unproductive.

327-Ralph Nader: How CEO Stock Buybacks Parasitize the Economy

328-Thanks To Lobbying, It's Illegal To Power Your Home With Solar Panels In Florida


330-Coke, Nestle Near Ownership of World’s Second Largest Aquifer


332-Journey to Victory in St. Petersburg! (YouTube)

333-Flint mayor diverted water-crisis money to political PAC, suit says

334-Goldman Sachs Trying to Kill Initiative Requiring More Lobbying Disclosure

335-How Corporate Capitalism Looted Democracy: Democrats not only colluded with Republicans in the robbery—some may now be willing to allow corporations to evade hundreds of billions they owe in back taxes.

336-Naomi Klein: how power profits from disaster

337-The House just passed a $1.5 trillion tax bill that’s brutal for poor people


339-Stiffing US Taxpayers on 'Grand Scale,' Fortune 500 Holding $2.6 Trillion Offshore

340-The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats


342-The Slow Decapitation of America: The powerful are winning the war against the institutions that protected society.

343-Millionaire Trump Adviser Says Americans Can 'Buy A New Car' With $1,000 Tax Cut

344-Why have we built a paradise for offshore billionaires?


346-World's richest are waging war on the poor, says Columbia University professor - 'Unfortunately we are not seriously governed right now'

347-WTF is wrong with rich people? - The rich are greedy and selfish, and offshore schemes make them even richer

348-How U.S. News college rankings promote economic inequality on campus - Once ladders of social mobility, universities increasingly reinforce existing wealth, fueling a backlash that helped elect Donald Trump.

349-Contaminating the Courts: How Corporations Are Misusing the Constitution to Attack the Environment


351-Kushner, Bannon, Flynn Pushed Huge Nuclear Power Deal in Middle East for Profit, In Secret



354-Coke's Crimes in India

355-Coke, Nestle Near Ownership of World’s Second Largest Aquifer  - A concerted push is underway in South America that could see the Guarani Aquifer, one of the world’s largest reserves of fresh water, soon fall into the hands of transnational corporations such as Coca-Cola and Nestle.



358-Five Kinder Morgan executives can cash out millions in stock options and bonuses

359-How Hedge Fund Activists Prey on Companies  When corporate raiders coopted “shareholder democracy” for their own ends.


361-Climate study ‘pulls punches’ to keep polluters on board

362-How the ultra-rich could save the world, if they wanted to, in 22 pictures and charts


364-Wasting the Lehman Crisis: What Was Not Saved Was the Economy

365-Corporate and personal income tax as % of federal government tax receipts

366-Bankrupt Sears gets OK to pay executives millions in bonuses

367-Bill McKibben Calls FBI Tracking of Environmental Activists "Contemptible"

368-How Bronze Age Rulers Simply Canceled Debts - Clean Slate proclamations were part of the community’s self-preservation.

369-Tomgram: Nomi Prins, A World That Is the Property of the 1% 

370-The Great NFL Heist: How Fox Paid for and Changed Football Forever

371-Why Wall Street Isn’t Useful for the Real Economy

372-Brexit-Loving Koch Acolytes Are Getting Rich Off Climate Change Denial in the UK

373-Justin Trudeau’s grand bargain with Big Oil exposed in Donald Gutstein's The Big Stall



376-Amazon Will Pay a Whopping $0 in Federal Taxes on $11.2 Billion Profits

377-Bill Gates Donates $15 Million to Campaign Pushing GMOs on Small Farmers Around the World

378-The Movement And The 2020 Elections


380-Utility PAC donations rolled in ahead of solar industry bill fight


382-Business Elites Unite with GOP/Dems to Outsource White-Collar U.S. Jobs

383-Climate Crisis Means the Ruling Class has Failed. Can the Working Class Inherit the Earth?

384-Banks Funneled $1.9 Trillion Into Fossil Fuels Since Paris Agreement

385-The Absurd Amount of Entitlements That Go to Rich People

386-Inextricably Linked: How Citizens United Halted Climate Action


388-Meet the Money Behind The Climate Denial Movement - Nearly a billion dollars a year is flowing into the organized climate change counter-movement



391-How much does your ISP spend on lobbying?

392-It’s Time to Try Fossil-Fuel Executives for Crimes Against Humanity


394-Letter: Sweet deal for oil elite on Trans Mountain screws taxpayers


396-With help of Democrats, regulators move to gut ‘last line of defense’ against Wall Street gambling  "We are barely a decade from the greatest fiasco of financial over-leveraging in history, and we are already unlearning its most obvious lessons."

397-Oilsands lobby speechless as government scientists point to higher pollution

398-Polluters hit by Oregon climate bill gave big. Koch Industries was one of the biggest.

399-Corporate Censorship Is a Serious, and Mostly Invisible, Threat to Publishing  When states suppress ideas, we condemn it. What should we do when companies do the same?

400-Shell Workers Had To Attend Trump Speech To Be Paid, Were Ordered Not To Protest: Report  They were instructed: “No yelling, shouting, protesting or anything viewed as resistance,” according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


402-Big businesses paying even less than expected under GOP tax law  Though profits remain up and the economy is strong, total corporate taxes are at the lowest levels seen in more than 50 years.

403-What Greed has Done: Chris Hedges (YouTube)

404-How Judges Kill: Sealing Corporate Records Showing Destructive Behavior Based on Dubious “Trade Secret” Claims


406-Study: U.S. Fossil Fuel Subsidies Exceed Pentagon Spending  The world would be richer and healthier if the full costs of fossil fuels were paid, according to a new report from the International Monetary Fund


408-After Two Crashes that Killed 346 People, Fired CEO Dennis Muilenburg Gets $80.7 Million on Exit from Boeing



411-California commission finds PG&E falsified records for years

412-Banks to give $10 billion bailout to Boeing, nothing to the families of the dead

413-The Fed Protects Gamblers at the Expense of the Economy

414-Fed Massively Tapered QE-4. Hasn’t Bought Any Junk Bonds, Was Just Jawboning

415-New Report Confirms Just How Shitty US Workers Have It - Compared to other rich nations, the U.S. offers very little in the way of vacation time, parental leave, or unemployment benefits.

416-US Workers Are Paying High Taxes. But Without Any of the Benefits.

417-US billionaires pay lower tax rate than working class for first time in history - Richest 400 families paid tax at rate 1.2 per cent less than bottom half of American households

418-Beyond the Books: People who regulate charter schools also make millions off them


420-How the U.S. Government Is Aggressively Censoring Climate Science - By keeping the public in the dark, federal agencies create an environment where inaction is justified.

421-Fossil fuel political giving outdistances renewables 13 to one

422-Dig Beneath the World’s Far-Right Governments—You’ll Find Fossil Fuels   From Brazil to India to the United States, extractive industries have aligned themselves with authoritarian governments waging war on minority populations.

423-Michigan OKs Nestlé Water Extraction, Despite 80K+ Public Comments Against It

424-Exxon, Chevron get lift from Canada tax cut worth US$700 million

425-Fed to Inject $1.5 Trillion in Bid to Prevent ‘Unusual Disruptions’ in Markets - Move designed to prevent ominous trading conditions stemming from the coronavirus outbreak

426-For Years Wall Street Spent More on Buybacks and Dividends than It Actually Earned. Now They Want a Taxpayer Bailout

427-Democrats Are Handing Donald Trump The Keys To The Country


429-Judge: PG&E Paid Out Stock Dividends Instead of Trimming Trees


431-The U.S. and Other Rich Countries Stonewalled $300 Billion Climate Relief Fund


433-What did corporate America do with that tax break? Buy record amounts of its own stock - The White House promised '70 percent' of the tax cut would go to workers. It didn't.


435-Elon Musk on the problem with corporate America: ‘Too many MBAs’

436-Study of 50 Years of Tax Cuts For Rich Confirms 'Trickle Down' Theory Is an Absolute Sham - "Major tax cuts for the rich since the 1980s have increased income inequality, with all the problems that brings, without any offsetting gains in economic performance."

437-Chris Hedges: The Ruling Elite’s War on Truth

438-6 months after Capitol assault, corporate pledges fall flat

439-“Who Rules America?” After 50 Years: An Interview with Professor G. William Domhoff

440-Companies with the highest carbon emissions spend big in government

441-Corporations Would Literally Kill You to Turn a Profit


443-Apple and Disney among companies backing groups against US climate bill - Amazon and Microsoft also supporting groups fighting legislation despite promises to combat the climate crisis, analysis finds

444-Pandora papers: biggest ever leak of offshore data exposes financial secrets of rich and powerful

445-US Denounced as 'Biggest Peddler of Financial Secrecy' After Pandora Papers Leak

446-1000 companies driving the world towards climate chaos

447-The dirty dozen: meet America’s top climate villains

448-Investigation: Majority of Directors of World’s Top Insurance Companies Tied to Polluting Industries - Analysis found links to Exxon, Koch Industries, and the US Chamber of Commerce, raising concerns about a potential “revolving door,” one campaigner said, between the insurance and fossil fuel industries.

449-USPS mismanaged DeJoy’s conflicts of interest and tried to cover it up

450-American Commissars by Chris Hedges

451-How To Crack Down On Corporate Profiteering

452-Greenwashing at Its Finest: How Corporations Use Environmental Concerns to Scam You

453-The Progenitor of Inequalities—Corporate Personhood vs. Human Beings The biggest prize of all for the uses of corporate-dominant inequality over real people is the control of the Congress, state legislatures, country boards, city councils, and elections, along with the selection of judges.









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