Joel In the Media
Is Twitter so vital to public discussion that it must uphold freedom of expression when it comes to promotions? Joel explains his legal actions on the new Tech Insights podcast.
Joel talks to Russell about what really happens at Davos and the true intentions of big business and CEOs. They discuss how power has shifted from government to corporations as they try to take over every aspect of our lives. What does this mean for democracy? How much power are we willing to give over to these companies? And are they really trying to do “good” or is just a facade to yield more control and ultimately…profit?
McKinsey’s role in opioid scandal happened under a boss who led the charge for stakeholder capitalism. Now he’s our ambassador to China
McKinsey & Company, an elite global consulting firm, recently agreed to pay $573 million (U.S.) to settle investigations into the role it played in “turbocharging” opioid sales. Any corner drug dealer will tell you that getting people hooked on drugs boosts sales and profits.
In the season finale of the Capture Queue podcast, Joel and Tracy discuss both his book and his recent documentary, The New Corporation, which he made alongside director Jennifer Abbott. Bakan explains why the duo believed a sequel was necessary all these years later, how Corporate Social Responsibility isn’t quite what it seems, and much, much more.
Jorge Ignacio Castillo interviews Joel about The New Corporation in this fun-to-read Q and A format.
In this TV interview, Joel talks about The New Corporation, and how corporations are positioning themselves as “good actors” even in the midst of a pandemic.
Corporations and psychopaths have a lot in common. That may have crossed your mind when news of Loblaw’s huge profit and dividend boost to shareholders made news recently.
Our favourite TV shows, albums, films and arts performances that got us through 2020, our least favourite year
The Globe and Mail Arts team picks the high, low and mostly in-house culture that stood out this year. Kate Taylor cites the “fast and powerful doc,” The New Corporation.
Corporate disasters connected to deregulation and undue reliance on self-regulation are depressingly frequent
If the good-cause capitalism of the ‘benefit corporation’ sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is
Canada’s top pension funds recently called for stronger disclosure from corporations about their performance on environmental, social and governance issues (ESG). The call is part of a larger push by business groups towards “stakeholder capitalism,” a term coined by economist Klaus Schwab to describe a system where corporations respect and promote the interests of all whom their actions affect.
In 2004, University of British Columbia law professor Joel Bakan and director Jennifer Abbott made a film based on his book The Corporation, which warned that the profit motive was destroying workers, democracy and the planet. Sixteen years later, the only difference is the smiley face. Subprime lender JPMorgan Chase now congratulates itself for urban-renewal efforts in Detroit, while the oil industry goes greenwashing.
In this Institute for New Economic Thinking podcast, Joel talks about his book and film, The New Corporation, where he dissects how corporations have tricked the public into believing that corporations can regulate themselves better than government can.