Monthly Archives: February 2012

CRONY CAPITALISM AND WINNER TAKE ALL POLITICS

Here’s issue #21 of my Policy and Politics Newsletter, written 2/29/12. This issue will begin to link the issues of corporate power, great inequality of income and wealth, and campaign finance. It is a bit long, as it is a summary of the first three shows of Bill Moyers’ return to public TV. In case […]

CORPORATE POWER (Part 2): HEALTH IMPACTS

Here’s issue #20 of my Policy and Politics Newsletter, writtten 2/26/12. The last issue looked at the mortgage foreclosure settlement that was very favorable for the corporations involved. Here are some different examples of corporate interests trumping the greater good. Corporations frequently find ways to avoid costs and risks, while maximizing profits and paying huge […]

CORPORATE POWER (Part 1): THE MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SETTLEMENT

Here’s issue #19 of my Policy and Politics Newsletter, written 2/20/12. The last issue looked at Supreme Court decisions that favor corporations. Here’s an example of a legal settlement that favors corporations. You’ve probably heard about the recent $26 billion settlement of the mortgage foreclosure fraud case against 5 large financial institutions: Bank of America, […]

THE CORPORATE SUPREME COURT

Here’s issue #18 of my Policy and Politics Newsletter, written 2/5/12. Recent issues have looked at the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that gives corporations freedom of speech rights to spend unlimited amounts of money in our elections. This issue takes a look at some other Supreme Court decisions that also favor corporations. In addition […]