Search Results for "corporate" : 59

by / on March 25, 2013 at 7:19 pm / in Domestic

Classroots Activism

…hers’ unions, are textbook cases of neoliberal policy. Today, for parents and communities feeling the squeeze of corporate education reform, the relation to larger policy trends is increasingly clear. For many, the fact that a large number of prominent corporate reform advocates are among the country’s richest citizens is evidence that their policies do not represent the interests of the 99 percent. As the research of writer Joanne Barkan illustr…

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by / on December 16, 2012 at 9:04 pm / in Business, Domestic, Organizations

Rigging the System

…are less obvious, but the basic contours are clear. In general, increased government regulation and oversight of corporate activities is crucial, especially for industries (like the oil industry) whose products are integral to the country’s economic health. Additionally, the United States should codify and legally mandate corporate adherence to basic ethical standards along the lines of Corporate Social Responsibility, standards that should apply…

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by / on February 23, 2014 at 3:29 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, Election

Blast from the Past: Citizens United; Columbians Divided

…ook a stance on something that should be obvious: corporations are not people. In reifying the dangerous idea of corporate personhood, the Supreme Court claimed defense of free speech. But why are corporations entitled to First Amendment rights? Citizens United does not grant anyone free speech where it was previously restricted. The Supreme Court, in effect, gave a few ultra-wealthy and powerful corporate executives more speech than the rest of…

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by / on May 12, 2010 at 11:32 pm / in Europe, Issue, Main Menu, World

The Trouble with Quotas

by Historically, international legislation on the topic of gender equality has often sparked controversy and critical dismissal. The latest version of the debate on women’s rights has focused on the increasing prevalence of quotas for women leaders in both politics and business. Despite the obvious irony, it comes as no surprise that seven Indian MPs harassed Vice President Hamid Ansari on March 8, International Women’s Day, tearing up…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:52 am / in Domestic, Election, Judicial, Student Stump

Citizens United, Columbians Divided

…ook a stance on something that should be obvious: corporations are not people. In reifying the dangerous idea of corporate personhood, the Supreme Court claimed defense of free speech. But why are corporations entitled to First Amendment rights? Citizens United does not grant anyone free speech where it was previously restricted. The Supreme Court, in effect, gave a few ultra-wealthy and powerful corporate executives more speech than the rest of…

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by / on August 3, 2012 at 8:05 am / in Domestic, Opinion, World

Going for the Gold: The Corporatized Olympics

…ing scenes are in contrast with the IOC’s much anticipated opening ceremony. Hundreds of athletes, tourists, and corporate big wigs huddled together in one international Kumbaya circle, complete with Mary Poppins. The whole world watched cherubic children bellow, “God Save the Queen,” and dancers swung about under the national flags and corporate banners that seem to go so well together. Despite the fanfare, the heart-warming “Hey Jude” chorus, a…

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by / on May 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, World

Saverin to Singapore Highlights U.S. Tax Code

by On the back of Facebook’s upward revisions of their Friday-mega-IPO price estimates, Eduardo Saverin’s renunciation of his US citizenship has been big news. Saverin, mostly of The Social Network fame, was one of the four founders of Facebook and his 5 percent stake is now valued at more than $3 Billion. Ostensibly, he decamped to Singapore to avoid the 15 percent capital gains and 35 percent estate tax that would be levied on his si…

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by / on June 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

Walker, Wisconsin Governor

by From Wikimedia Commons   This past week, Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin, trounced his Democratic challenger, Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee, in a heavily publicized recall election. Only two years after being elected governor over Barrett, Walker faced recall due to public rage over his legislation that stripped public sector unions of most of their collective bargaining rights. Walker’s margin of victory o…

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by / on August 21, 2012 at 8:24 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Citizens Standing United

by Photo from C-SPAN3 In his notable dissent in Ligget Co. v Lee (1933), Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis noted that corporations “have brought such concentration of economic power that so-called private corporations are sometimes able to dominate the state.” What Brandeis observed in the twentieth century has again become a threat today. Not since the Gilded Age has money in politics become such a corrosive problem. Through the S…

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by / on March 9, 2014 at 11:56 am / in Campus, Events

*Events* March 10th-14th

by Monday, March 10, 2014 Pizza With Your Prof: Professor Mila Rosenthal 5:00pm - 6:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus Lerner Hall, East Ramp Lounge Pizza with your Prof: Mila Rosenthal, “My Experience Working for Rights, Justice, and Less Awfulness”Join us for our Professor Speakers Series! Professor Mila Rosenthal will discuss her experiences working in the field of human rights and development particularly on…

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