Category: Corporations

Sue Sturgis: The Money Behind Big Oil’s Win On Atlantic Drilling

In a controversial move, the Obama administration last week gave final approval for the oil and gas industry to begin conducting seismic testing to map potential offshore reserves along the Atlantic Coast

Marty Kaplan: Having a Facebook Account Is to Beg to Be Manipulated

You’re a guinea pig in research studies of how best to target, engage and monetize you

Tom Engelhardt: The Empire as Basket Case

Meanwhile, in these years, the corporation itself was let loose to run riot. Long a “person” in the legal world, it became ever more person-like

Alfredo Lopez: FaceBook Experiments with Manipulating Your Mind

If the Internet’s content can affect your feelings, the manipulation of that content can exert powerful social control

Badri Raina: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

Electoral campaigns are often in the nature of con jobs: robbing votes from Peter to pay hefty sums to Paul

Paul Street: Democracy Incapacitated

The United States was largely pre-capitalist at the time that the U.S. Constitution was set up—something that ought to remind us in its own way that the barriers to genuine popular governance/sovereignty cannot be reduced simply to capitalism, however centrally the profits system stands as a barrier to democracy at home and abroad.

Lúcia Ortiz: EU Standing Up For Corporate Interests Instead Of Human Rights

The EU is taking a strong, unified position to vote no to the Ecuador proposal

Laura Gottesdiener: Drowning in Profits

A private equity firm, a missing pool fence, and the price of a child’s death

Robert Weissman: Goldman Sachs: Too big to rein in?

Has Goldman Sachs retained its financial power and political clout?

Sue Sturgis: NC Passes Fracking Law, Seeks Taxpayer Subsidies

This week North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law a bill that opens up the state to fracking for natural gas

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