Category: Corporations

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

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

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

Sam Pizzigati: Making Millions Misleading Cancer Patients

Cancer is also helping some Americans become exceedingly rich. And these Americans will do most anything to keep their windfalls coming, even prey on the fragile psyches of the families cancer strikes

Laura Flanders: Amazon Gives to End Homelessness? That’s Rich

This isn’t charity, it’s feudalism

Martha Rosenberg: Getting Dangerous, Expensive Drugs in Your Medicine Cabinet

A look at medical conflicts of interest

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