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Readings About Corporations and Society
July 17, 2019
A new Stanford GSB course probes the online world’s growing problems and potential remedies.
April 24, 2019
Facebook’s loudest critic says social media profits by manipulating consumers.
March 15, 2019
Expert panelists put corporate wrongdoing in its broader context.
August 6, 2018
The rise of institutional investors threatens competition, hurts consumers, and might qualify as a new kind of monopoly.
May 4, 2018
Why corporations need metrics that quantify how decisions affect things beyond the bottom line.
April 12, 2018
With fewer companies going public, corporate transparency gets murkier.
January 22, 2018
One of Big Tech’s biggest problems is that designers too often forget to put a soul in the machine.
November 30, 2017
In an era of “toothless” rules, the best fix might be as simple as paying congressional staffers more.
September 18, 2017
Young & Rubicam Chairman Emeritus Peter Georgescu says it’s time to end the era of shareholder primacy.
August 14, 2017
A Stanford professor skewers a few fallacies often advanced by politicians and regulators.
July 25, 2017
A federal judge says fear of prison is the best way to deter bad behavior.
June 7, 2017
Labor’s share of national income is shrinking. But don’t hit the barricades just yet.
April 7, 2017
System-wide collaboration is key to blocking cyber thieves, says former U.S. Treasury deputy secretary.
March 30, 2017
Male investment advisers commit misconduct at a much higher rate than women do, but women are more likely to get fired.
August 5, 2016
Corporations profit from tax-avoidance schemes even when they’re likely to trigger IRS audits.
February 23, 2015
Stanford scholars identify 10 work stressors that are destroying your health.