Why Corporations Are Not People My Friends

By: Friday October 5, 2012 4:15 pm

Lots of talk about jobs, jobs, jobs for the infamous small businesses. But not all jobs are good jobs and as Anat Shenker-Osorio would say, how you define small businesses matters. During the debate lots of numbers were thrown around and “average people” were discussed. (BTW, wouldn’t it be fun to track down the woman who grabbed Mitt’s arm to ask about jobs and hear if this really happened and what he said to her at the time? Might he have tweaked the story a bit?)


Now here is something that could be anticipated

By: Friday June 22, 2012 1:30 am

Hey, some decisions came down from the Supreme Court yesterday — but not that one. And look, another pro-business decision from the Roberts’ Court.

How James Bopp Is Using Citizens United and Campaign Finance Law to Promote the Anti-Choice Agenda

By: Wednesday March 21, 2012 5:33 pm

By now it should come as no surprise that anti-choice activists are engaged in a targeted and specific legal strategy to roll-back abortion rights. After all, it has proven to be more successful to slowly and steadily chip away at access to abortion care via judicial opinion than through any attempts at outright bans in state legislatures.

But what might come as more of a surprise is the fact that a key part of that legal strategy involves attacking campaign finance law. In fact the pro-corporate personhood movement and the anti-woman, anti-choice movement share the same attorney: conservative campaign-finance crusader and abortion-rights foe James Bopp, Jr.

“Mitt paid 13.9% in Taxes? Sucker!” GE Tax Guys Taunt Romney’s Tax Guys.

By: Tuesday January 31, 2012 6:32 pm

I often have conversations with people who don’t exist to illustrate real conversations I know about and have a 93% confidence level have actually happened. Here’s a conversation I had last night about Mitt, taxes, GE and strippers.

On Citizens United Anniversary, Constitutional Amendment Movement Grows

By: Friday January 20, 2012 5:15 pm

Today is the second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. If you think it’s going well, ask your local Presidential candidate how he likes those SuperPAC ads.

Several actions are taking place today.

“Corporations Are Not People” in Ninth Circuit Ruling

By: Monday January 9, 2012 11:40 am

An en banc ruling in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals contends that corporations are actually not people, when the case in question considers an individual writing and mailing “death threats” to corporations.

Late Night FDL: We LOVE LA! City Council Votes to End Corporate Personhood

By: Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:00 pm

Hey, all you naysayers who claim Occupy did nada–yeah Limbaugh, you lima bean, I mean you–check this out.

Into the Volcano

By: Sunday December 4, 2011 9:30 am

The horrors of the Penn State rape scandal should remind us of a truth too easily lost in this era of corporate personhood: institutions of all kinds and sizes are by their nature morally empty.

I suppose our culture’s general sexual ineptitude is one reason this fact is easier to see in instances of violent brutality involving organs of sex. But ugly institutional moral failures of many kinds happen all around us every hour, every day.

Scalia Kills Corporate Personhood

By: Wednesday January 5, 2011 3:15 pm

Eli alluded to this in his post on Antonin Scalia’s claim that women and gays are not included under the 14th Amendment, but I wanted to expand on it.

Scalia, one of corporate America’s biggest friends on SCOTUS, just killed corporate personhood.

Why Fiduciary Responsibility Beats Moral Responsibility

By: Saturday July 31, 2010 4:00 pm

What can be done as a rich human person vs a rich corporate person when they realize the corporate fiduciary goals aren’t compatible with moral human goals?

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