corporations

Fascism Lives!

Daniel Oliver, The Federalist

British fascist Oswald Mosley has been dead for 19 years, but his spirit must be spinning for joy in its tight little grave at the report published recently by The British Academy, which calls for businesses to “place purpose at the heart of the corporation” instead of profit. The BA busybodies’ goal is to have corporations do good for the “wider community” instead of maximizing shareholder wealth. Puh-lese—or per favore, as they said in Mussolini’s Italy. If it was really the finest minds in the UK that produced this document, Britain’s only hope now is rampant, plebiscitary democracy. And one-way tickets to Davos for all of the report’s authors. And their children. And grandchildren.

Dem Front Runner Warren Agrees With Trump On Trade And Middle East Wars

One of the more bizarre elements of last night’s Democratic presidential “debate” was how much the leading Democrat – Senator Elizabeth Warren – agrees with President Trump, especially on endless Middle East wars and the effects of trade on American workers.

Democrats Move From Crony Capitalism To Class Warfare

Nothing illustrates how far Left the Democratic Party has moved than the reaction of the Democrats’ most popular and media savvy politicians to the news that Amazon was abandoning plans to build part of its East Coast headquarters in the New York city of Long Island City.

Politicians Befriend Big Business, Undermine Free Markets

Eric Cantor's defeat is a useful reminder that even the political class is ultimately accountable to the people, but only by sharing that message widely do we have any chance of rolling back the rampant political privilege and cronyism which dominates Washington today.

The Big Lie Behind The U.S. Chamber’s Immigration Push

If there's a tech-worker shortage why did Microsoft just announce that it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year? About 12,500 professional and factory jobs will be cut starting with 1,351 jobs in the Seattle area, yet current law will allow about 1 million legal immigrants and 700,000 guest workers to enter the country each year.

Can Anti-Corporatist Populism Save the GOP’s Electoral Fortunes?

Brandon Finnigan, The Federalist

A Republican Party that taps sentiment against government-business collusion can get its groove back.

Close the Export-Import Bank, Fount of Corporate Welfare

The ExIm Bank is corporate welfare at its worst. Boeing alone typically accounts for more than 40 percent of the Bank’s credit activities.  Corporate behemoths General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Dow Chemical, Bechtel, John Deere, and Caterpillar regularly join Boeing at the federal trough.