Citizens DisUnited: Passive Investors, Drone CEOs and the Corporate Capture of the American Dream
Citizens DisUnited: Passive Investors, Drone CEOs and the Corporate Capture of the American Dream is an indictment of how corporate executives divert shareholder assets to undermine democracy and enrich themselves, putting both capitalism and democracy at risk.
In his ninth book, Monks lays bare the problems of governance and government – problems that are undermining our democracy and creating a system controlled by CEO kings. He calls out the perpetrators by name and gives specific fixes that must be done -- immediately.
Far too much of American business is being run for the personal enrichment and glorification of its manager-kings. This book -- and through this exclusive series penned by the author for CSRwire Talkback -- shows how that happened and unveils, for the first time, a new study showing that corporations “un-owned” by their shareholders—corporate “drones”—are far worse corporate citizens and have significantly lower average shareholder returns than firms in which owners still exercise authority over management.
Posted: Sep 24, 2013 – 09:39 AM EST
Using "fiduciary duty" as an excuse for being socially irresponsible hurts investors. Bob Monks explains on Talkback.
Posted: Sep 11, 2013 – 09:06 AM EST
What does the middle-class person have as a prospect for success in America today? And how does that compare with what it was 50 years ago? Bob Monks reports on Talkback.
Posted: Aug 27, 2013 – 09:17 AM EST
Can the student-led fossil fuel investment campaign really work? Bob Monks explores the question on Talkback.
Posted: Aug 13, 2013 – 09:31 AM EST
Note to university investors: doing nothing is the same as doing wrong. Bob Monks explains on Talkback.
Posted: Jul 30, 2013 – 10:40 AM EST
Taxes, campaign financing and accounting: Bob Monks has a to-do list for shareholder action on Talkback.
Posted: Jul 16, 2013 – 08:52 AM EST
Investors need to get involved if they want responsible corporations. Shareholder activist Bob Monks explains the stakes on Talkback.
Posted: Jul 02, 2013 – 09:54 AM EST
Corporations for the people: Bob Monks ponders the rights and responsibilities of We, The Owners. On Talkback.