Joel In the Media
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.
In this topnotch documentary critique of globalization, the filmmakers go to the ends of the Earth to tell their engaging story.
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.
Joel Bakan in Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On.
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.
Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan and Face2Face host David Peck talk about The New Corporation, economic values, lifting the veil, democracy and justice, authentic hope and why horror movies got it wrong.
Do we really have to be reminded again and again about who owns the show? Who controls the society or our way of living a life? How much money we earn annually or whether our children will get good education to replace those who were prepared for a job that was never meant for ordinary people?
Co-directors Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott on how, almost twenty years after their first documentary came out, corporations are still driven by psychopathic greed— but are making it look like they’re out to save the world.