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      • Corporations and Economic Sanctions

        Corporations and Economic Sanctions

        Large corporations like to claim rights, such as freedom of speech and even freedom of religion, originally intended to apply to individuals. Yet they don’t like it when they are accused of crimes customarily brought against human persons. That is…
        - 7 days ago, 7 Nov 19, 5:09pm -
      • Underregulation


        The ink was barely dry on the 1970s laws creating the EPA, OSHA and other new federal agencies overseeing business activities when a counterattack began. For the past four decades, there has been an endless drumbeat of claims about the supposedly per…
        - 14 days ago, 31 Oct 19, 5:23pm -
      • Immunity Disorders

        Immunity Disorders

        Immunity was once a term used mainly in discussing medical conditions, but Donald Trump and his defenders have seized on it as an all-purpose defense in dealing with the Mueller investigation and now the Ukraine probe. Trump’s lawyers just made pre…
        - 21 days ago, 24 Oct 19, 6:04pm -
      • Inflicting Financial Pain on the Pain Pill Pushers

        Inflicting Financial Pain on the Pain Pill Pushers

        The proceedings in a Cleveland courtroom are addressing issues about the fundamental nature of a major American industry. The case consolidates more than 2,000 lawsuits brought mainly by state and local governments against all the major parties respo…
        - 28 days ago, 17 Oct 19, 5:54pm -
      • Back Pedaling on Kickbacks?

        Back Pedaling on Kickbacks?

        It’s hard not to be suspicious when the Secretary of Health and Human Services promotes a supposed reform by stating that “President Trump has promised American patients a healthcare system with affordable, personalized care, a system that puts y…
        - 35 days ago, 10 Oct 19, 6:34pm -
      • Capital Punishment

        Capital Punishment

        Some corporate critics have argued that the only way to deter egregious misconduct by companies may be to give prosecutors the option to seek the “death penalty”—revocation of the firm’s charter and the closing of the business. Ever since the…
        - 42 days ago, 3 Oct 19, 6:32pm -
      • Sweet Deals for Corporate Wrongdoers

        Sweet Deals for Corporate Wrongdoers

        We have been hearing plenty this year about the unwillingness of the Justice Department to bring criminal charges against Donald Trump, but a new report from Public Citizen shows there is an even bigger non-prosecution scandal when it comes to lawbre…
        - 49 days ago, 26 Sep 19, 5:10pm -
      • Bipartisan Corporate Crime Fighting by the States

        Bipartisan Corporate Crime Fighting by the States

        A new report from the Corporate Research Project of Good Jobs First on lawsuits filed by state attorneys general shows that the current cases against the drug companies and the tech sector are part of a long-standing practice of bipartisan cooperatio…
        - 59 days ago, 16 Sep 19, 1:07am -
      • Crossing Party Lines to Fight Corporate Crime

        Crossing Party Lines to Fight Corporate Crime

        The state attorneys general seem to be divided on how big a settlement they should extract from the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma to resolve a lawsuit concerning their involvement in the opioid crisis. According to one report, the split is largely…
        - 63 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 6:39pm -
      • Exorcising Evil at Google

        Exorcising Evil at Google

        For the past two decades, Google’s Code of Conduct has included the phrase Don’t Be Evil. It used to be at the beginning of that document but now it is relegated to the end, appearing almost as an afterthought. That turns out to be appropriate, g…
        - 70 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 5:54pm -

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