Inequality, Democracy and Corporate Power

Thursday, September 18, 2014 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor, NYC
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Part of Can Philanthropy Help Shape the Next Economy? A Workshop Series for a Just Transition.

A series of Supreme Court decisions; Buckley v Valeo, Citizens United, Shelby v FEC and McCutcheon v FEC, have expanded corporate constitutional rights and limited the ability of Congress and the states to protect voting rights and regulate campaign finance. A recent Princeton study has categorized America as a plutocracy. When our government is captured by corporate and elite interests, economic and environmental outcomes can become unfair and inadequate.  When corporations are granted constitutional rights, they can override local initiatives to create a just and sustainable economy.  Join us and learn more about the links between Inequality, Democracy and Corporate Power- and what can be done to reverse these trends.

  • The variety of efforts to protect the right to vote, limit the influence of money in politics, and challenge the fabricated doctrine of corporate constitutional rights


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2:45-3:00 PM Check-in
3:00-5:00 PM Program
5:00-6:00 PM Reception

*Please join us after the panel discussion for a reception from 5 to 6 PM. Jeff Clements will be signing copies of the new edition of his book, Corporations Are Not People.

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