Did the Enron Scandal Really Change Executive Compensation?
While it inspired new regulations, executives have mostly found a way around them.
Instead of Going to Court, Corporations Pay Lobbyists for Favorable Results
Corporations that have higher numbers of employment cases brought against them spend more money on lobbyists, who help influence courts and change labor laws.
Why Cities Shouldn't Bend Over Backwards for Corporations
A lesson for public officials courting Amazon.
The Congressional Bill That Puts Profit Over Public Health
The Regulatory Accountability Act would subject the rule-making process to red tape.
The Difficult Proposition of Getting Corporations Out of University Science
Universities need corporations for research funding, and the political will for an alternative solution is limited.
How the Supreme Court Made It Easier for Corporations to Fight Class Action Lawsuits
Rulings in recent years have effectively forced consumers to file class actions in the region where the corporation is based or to disaggregate claims into separate filings.
New Database Examines How the United States Prosecutes Corporate Crime
Fines for companies have risen over the last 25 years, but the number of prosecutions has remained roughly the same, according to information compiled by a University of Virginia law professor and his research team.
How Powerful Corporate Copyright Is Killing the Repair Industry
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 was meant to protect artists and programmers, but it has ended up preventing consumers from fixing their products.
The Story Behind Portland's Corporate Divestiture
A fierce group of local activists, including a cappella group Raging Grannies, brought about a deciding vote. Though Portland will likely lose $4.5 million annually starting in 2020, its city council will have more time to address other pressing issues, including homelessness.
America's Private-Prison Industry Has Always Been All Right
President Donald Trump has restored consumer confidence in private prisons—but they were never in danger of failing to begin with.
How Newsrooms Are Trying to Make the Media Great Again
Public opinion of the media is at an all-time low. How do outlets regain Americans' trust?
The Unique Linguistic Effects of 'Laughing Out Loud'
Historically, written language has been created to represent spoken language. For the first time, that dynamic is working in the opposite direction.
How Bananas Became Big—and Dangerous—Business in Colombia
Two ongoing cases represent the country's new resistance to multinational influence.
The Death of the Suburban Office Park and the Rise of the Suburban Poor
Jobs have gone urban, leaving office space in the suburbs obsolete and a distressed work force further away from help.
Don't Expect 'Do-Gooder' Corporations to Save the World
B Lab markets their do-gooder stamp of approval as a sign of global citizenship and transparency. In fact, it's a half-measure signifying nothing.