Corporate (Ir)Responsibility: Part Two.
Deregulation and Catastrophe.
We briefly recap what we covered in Part One as a refresher then launch into some of the more egregious examples of how corporations have used their political leverage to create massive tax loopholes and that have left them flush with cash. This preposterous sum of cash has also given corporations the ability to flout regulations they have yet to rewrite by simply paying fines instead of complying with the law. For the first time we also hear directly from this show’s dead nemesis, Milton Friedman, to understand how contributed to the scaffolding around the corporate wall of fuckery that helped corporate America wage war on the consumer. We conclude with a warning about e-commerce giant Amazon and highlight critical changes that must be made to our system of regulations and taxation to take back some of the power corporations have gained over the past fifty years.
Episode Timestamp + Link | Clip Link
- 00:00:00 + 00:10:01 + | John Lennon: Working Class Hero
- 00:01:10 | Mac Davis: It's Hard To Be Humble
- 00:05:39 | Milton Friedman on Regulations and Consumers
- 00:08:00 | Back to the Future Part 2: Biff's World
- 00:10:26 | The Godfather: It's Not Personal It's Strictly Business
- 00:11:57 | Richard Nixon Foundation: President Richard Nixon's Message to Congress on the Environment
- 00:13:13| Team America: Fuck Yeah
- 00:15:21 | Office Space: Stapler
- 00:16:38 | Tales From The Crypt: Cryptkeeper Intros
- 00:17:10 | New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says "Love wins. Always. And it will again through this virus."
- 00:19:06 | Ace Ventura Pet Detective: Do Not Go In There…
- 00:21:10 | Fox News: Ocasio-Cortez faces heat for Amazon canceling NYC plan
- Matt Taibbi: Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History
- Jane Mayer: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
- Zachary D. Carter: The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes