Facebook Is Now The Federal Election Commission, But With More Secrets

September 21, 2017

“Based on what they’ve written, this is a good move by Facebook and it will add some much needed transparency to online political spending,” said Adam Smith, communications director for the campaign finance reform group Every Voice. “But a voluntary company policy isn’t government regulation. The FEC still needs to act and update its regulations to reflect how modern campaigns are run.”

New Frontier In Corporate Incentives Are Toxic For Democracy And Justice

September 19, 2017

States often compete to attract corporations with tax breaks and other perks – but should they be able to sweeten the pot with a bespoke justice system as well? A new Wisconsin law offers Foxconn Technology Group, an electronics manufacturing giant based in Taiwan, $3 billion in credits and tax breaks along with a tailor-made legal process – distinct from the process every other business and citizen in the state enjoys.

3 Ways Corporations Have Captured Health Care—Is Single Payer Possible When Corporations Run the Government?

September 14, 2017

The promotion of human health is among the most important single indicators of a just society. The availability and affordability of comprehensive health care to every person, regardless of income or other factors, is defined by many nations as a basic human right.

Help Us Talk at Google!

September 13, 2017

Are you an employee at Google? Do you know someone who is?

If so, we need your help!

Google sponsors a regular series, called Talks at Google, “where great minds meet” bringing together “the world's most influential thinkers, creators, makers and doers all in one place.”