Posts Tagged ‘corporations’

Why millions of dollars in pandemic aid are going to corporations making healthy profits..

December 10, 2020

Dozens of corporations are paying out dividends while receiving federal wage subsidies..

Global corporations have become the greatest threat to the planet

December 1, 2017
The revelations of the Paradise Papers and the earlier Panama Papers demonstrate just one dimension, tax evasion, of an obvious truth: corporations have become the greatest threat to the planet.

How can we fight corporate propaganda?

September 5, 2017

The machinations of corporate thought-control experts, as propaganda expert Edward Bernays cautioned, have to be carefully concealed from public view. But occasionally the screen is pulled away and the puppeteers revealed, as in the books written by former PR whiz John Stauber and his colleague Sheldon Rampton.

In Toxic Sludge is Good for You, they exposed the antics of the PR agencies employed to present a favourable image of the industries with the worst pollution records. In Trust Us, We’re Experts, they explained how the media are deployed to instill and perpetuate a favourable public perception of the transnational corporations.

Corporate PR experts see consumers as ‘a herd waiting to be led’..

September 5, 2017

One of the reasons — arguably the main reason — why the big transnational corporations are now running the world is because most people don’t believe they are. And, of the minority who do realize they live under corporate rule, some think it’s unavoidable and others that it’s even desirable.

What’s yours is mine: Against the sharing economy

April 30, 2016

In his recent book, What’s Yours Is Mine,Tom Slee delivers a sharp critique of technology companies like Airbnb and Uber, arguing that these businesses damage rather than serve the interests of communities. Tom Slee speaks with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm.