Rick Claypool

Rick Claypool is research director for Public Citizen's President’s Office, investigating how corporate power undermines democracy and justice.

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Can we trust corporations on their own to implement adequate protections against spread of the coronavirus? (Photo: CC) Views
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Will Corporate Accountability Be the Next Coronavirus Casualty?
Corporate lobbyists want Congress to immunize businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits. The possibility of being held liable via lawsuits, however, provides a powerful incentive for companies to act responsibly. If companies know that they may be held accountable for harm they cause, they are...
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Lloyd Blankfein, Former CEO of Goldman Sachs, Net worth: $1.3 billion. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times) Views
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Even During a Pandemic, Plutocrats Prioritize Profits Over People
It’s become a truism, almost trite, that with the coronavirus crisis, “we’re all in this together.” But not everyone agrees. A small but highly influential group of billionaires, executives and right-wing pundits have a different view: Some of them urge that we must “normalize” the economy as soon...
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Corporate Contributors to Trump Inauguration Seek to Curry Favor
Despite the incoming administration of President-Elect Donald Trump’s efforts to keep inauguration donors secret, The New York Times has reported seven of the event’s corporate donors: AT&T, Bank of America, Boeing, Chevron, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase and United Parcel Service. In exchange for...
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