It is imperative that we quickly move away from the current system that prioritizes corporate profits sourced from monopoly rights to one that values and centers public health, social equality, and ecological sustainability

Conclusion/Excerpt from the Democracy Collaborative, 2020 As countries grapple with the devastating challenges of COVID-19 and we, hopefully, move closer towards the development of a vaccine, the injustices and insufficiencies of the current approach to IP and R&D are becoming increasingly apparent. It is imperative that we quickly move away from the current system that prioritizes corporate profits sourced from monopoly rights to one that …

Xcel Energy, oil industry skeptical of electrification proposal

THE BUSINESS JOURNALS Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest power provider, told state regulators it’s not ready to electrify large numbers of big gas-fueled stationary engines that pressurize natural gas distribution pipelines and oil and gas wells in the state — at least not on the timeline proposed to Colorado air quality regulators by the National Parks Conservation Association. The engines in …

Barbara Freese on Industrial Strength Denial

By Editor in https://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/barbara-freese-on-industrial-strength-denial/ September 9th, 2020 Faced with proof that they are engaged in mass crime and violence, corporations have a long history of denying evidence, blaming victims, complaining of witch hunts, attacking their critics’ motives, and otherwise rationalizing their harmful activities.  Denial campaigns have let corporations continue dangerous practices that cause widespread suffering, death, and environmental destruction.  Barbara Freese, …

America’s richest 1 percent holds 52% of wealth

America’s richest 1 percent, Oxfam notes, how holds 52 percent of corporate share wealth, by Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org.August 4, 2020 | CREATE! The Corona Crisis Has Left The Greed Grabs Of Corporate America Considerably More Vulnerable. Something seems to be in the air these days — besides coronavirus. A hopefulness. A boldness. A conviction that we now have a real opportunity for blunting …

Rich Americans Emit up to 15 Times As Much Carbon As Their Poorer Neighbors

A new study confirms the obvious: big houses have bigger footprints. But wait, there’s more. By Lloyd Alter, Treehugger, July 21, 2020 The conclusion of a new study – The carbon footprint of household energy use in the United States – that everyone is focusing on would seem obvious: “Wealthier Americans have per capita footprints ∼25% higher than those of lower-income residents, primarily …

Evolving dealer model: Coronavirus, EVs Put Pressure On Dealer Sales Model

July 19th, 2020 by Steve Hanley  in CleanTechnica.com Since before your grandfather was born, new cars in America have been sold by licensed dealers. There are a number of reasons for this, not the least of which is that dealers helped insulate manufacturers from damage claims by customers. The automakers argued they had no contractual relationship with owners, so if they got …

To make companies moral, make the employees the owners

01-11-19 Fast Company WORLD CHANGING IDEAS by Marjorie Kelly: To make companies moral, make the employees the owners: Having stockholders can offer confusing incentives for business owners with a mission–but not if those stockholders are employees who believe in the mission, too. In the minds of many entrepreneurs, taking a company public, with shares trading on a public stock exchange, …

Supreme Court hands more victories to Wall Street and US Chamber of Commerce, contrary to public interest

By Dave Sirota, July 2, 2020 This week, the Supreme Court dutifully handed another victory to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, siding with the corporate lobbying group by invalidating the law that protected one of the nation’s chief financial regulators from White House meddling. It was another step towards making the Roberts Court the most corporate-compliant judicial body in modern …