Joel In the Media
BRAUN: Fat-cat corporations continue to gobble up profits
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.
Boeing 737 Max crashes were not isolated events. They’re the result of deregulation
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.
Meet The New Corporation, same as the old corporation: searing, clever and essential
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.
‘The Corporation’ Sequel Is Just as Good as the Original
In this topnotch documentary critique of globalization, the filmmakers go to the ends of the Earth to tell their engaging story.
Joel Interviewed on Gurvey’s Law
Alan welcomed special guest host Ben Meiselas, Colin Kaepernick’s attorney, and now SiriusXM talk show personality to share the mic with him (distanced of course). Alan and Ben talked to law professor, filmmaker and author Joel Bakan, about his book turned film, “The New Corporation.”
Threat of U.S. election chaos a terrifying reminder Big Tech should not be entrusted to uphold democracy
The U.S. government’s lawsuit against Google LLC for allegedly cajoling browser makers, wireless carriers and smartphone makers to promote its search engine is the biggest antitrust case in decades. Yet Alphabet Inc.’s stock price was up on news of the lawsuit, hardly an indication of investor worry. Investors know that even if Google loses the case, it will suffer little.
In this podcast hosted by Fergal Byrne, Joel discusses the growing sustainability focus of multinational corporations.
Why We Can’t Trust Corporations to Fix Society’s Problems
Joel Bakan in Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On.
Why ‘The New Corporation’ Is The Must-See Documentary Of The Year
Afdhel Aziz catches up with film-makers Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan (whose book The New Corporation has also just launched) to find out more about their journey.