Category: Corporations

Matthew M. Heidtmann: The hidden agenda behind corporate-led reforms

Do not fall for the corporate class’s offer to self-regulate. It is only interested in silencing criticism and expanding its own power and influence

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Dave Zirin: LeBron James’s Partnership With Walmart Sparks Criticism

The basketball superstar is trying to fight food insecurity alongside a corporation that aggravates that very problem

Lee Fang: Funding Climate Change Denialism

The bankruptcy of one of the largest domestic coal producers in the country has revealed that the company maintains financial ties to many of the leading groups that have sowed doubt over the human causes of global warming

Kathryn Kranhold: You paid taxes. These corporations didn’t

About twice as many of the largest U.S. companies reported they didn’t owe taxes in 2018 compared with previous years, a partial result of the 2017 Trump tax law, according to a report

Kert Davies: Fossil Fuel Associations Spent $1.4 Billion on Ads in Past Decade

The American Petroleum Institute spent over half of that total on contracts with the PR giant Edelman

David Dayen: How to Think About Breaking Up Big Tech

This roadmap for discrediting policy solutions that confront power should be easy enough to spot by now, and will be employed long into the future. So it’s worth breaking down how it works

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Martha Rosenberg: Drug Company Executives Defend Their Prices on the Hill

Pharma has two lobbyists for every member of Congress. It spends more on lobbying than tobacco, oil and defense contractors combined

Barry Meier: Origins of the Opioid Epidemic

Purdue Pharma Knew of OxyContin Abuse in 1996 But Covered It Up

Christine Willmsen: How The Sackler Family Allegedly Built An OxyContin Fortune

While Purdue Pharma publicly denied its opioids were addictive, internally company officials were acknowledging it and devising a plan to profit off them even more, the complaint states

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Yves Engler: Destroying Civilization

Is it simply business as usual or a corporate conspiracy to destroy the planet? However one characterizes it our planet is being cooked so already wealthy people can make even more profit

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