Oklahoma Democratic Party Opposes Corporate Welfare, Personhood

The Oklahoma Democratic party is the first major party that we’re aware of to officially oppose “corporate personhood” at the state level since the 1800s. Similar platforms and resolutions were passed in Washington, New Hampshire and Maine in 2004.

Corporate Tax Evasion via Offshore Subsidiaries: A Primer

Nearly two-thirds of companies operating in America reported owing no taxes from 1996 through 2000. Over 90 percent of large corporations — with at least $250 million in assets or $50 million in gross receipts — reported owing taxes of only under 5 percent.

Republican Energy Bill Gives Away Billions to Bush Investors

More than three dozen of President Bush’s major fundraisers are affiliated with companies that stand to benefit from the passage of two central pieces of the administration’s legislative agenda: the energy and Medicare bills.

Our Hidden History of Corporations in the United States

In the early days of our country, business corporations were intended to serve a specific purpose–performing one designated business activity–and nothing else. Our country’s founders had a healthy fear of corporations and allowed them to form only with strict limits. Most of this vital history is unknown to citizens today, but it can provide critical understanding and tools for solving today’s most pressing problems.