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Multinational Corporations

As MNCs Retrench, Reigniting the Power of Global Brands

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 02.13.2017 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

In an era of diminishing profits for global corporations, brands are bulwarks against commoditization. They are not expenses. Strategic investment is ...

Small Businesses Speak Out Against Donald Trump's Tax Plan

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.16.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

Donald Trump wants to dramatically cut taxes for the already-wealthy and their giant corporations. This would starve local communities of resources like teachers and infrastructure, while stacking the deck further against smaller, local businesses.

CEO Of Giant Corporation Tells US Government He's The Boss Of Them

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

What would happen to any regular American if they did what Cook did, and said they they aren't going to pay taxes because they don't think the tax rate is "fair"? Hint: Jail.

Obama raises the stakes for multinationals to combat human trafficking

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Dimitar Georgiev In February 2016, President Obama finally eliminated a loophole in the Tariff Act of 1930 that allowed imports regardless of how ...

Plutocratic or Conservative Tax Reform?

Martin Lobel | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Martin Lobel

The current business tax code was designed by the best connected and paid lobbyists. It makes no economic sense. It hands out twice as much in subsidies as it collects in revenue.

Why the "Perfect Life" Isn't Always Good for Your Health And What You Can Do to Change It.

Sharon Rossignuolo | Posted 03.12.2017 | Women
Sharon Rossignuolo

The Perfect Picture Successful career woman (award-winning manager in a huge multinational company no less!) Mother of two children who wouldn't lo...

Let's Get Virtual

Wikistrat | Posted 01.15.2017 | Technology
Wikistrat

I work at a virtual organization which operates a virtual community of professionals. This means that I work at a virtual entity whose employees are in different offices, cities and countries (and even on different continents), and with a network of experts who collaborate remotely. And I love it!

Difference Between Republican and Democratic Party Demonstrated

Martin Lobel | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics
Martin Lobel

The key to cutting through the campaign rhetoric to determine what each party stands for is found in John Mitchell's advice, "Don't follow what we say...

Why do we know so little about corporate human rights abuses?

Margaret Jungk | Posted 12.01.2016 | Green
Margaret Jungk

The biggest obstacle to preventing human rights violations by companies is that we do not know where they are happening or what is working to prevent them.

Dead Empires: How China May Overtake the U.S.

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 11.16.2016 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

Cooperation and specialization -- "the division of labor" -- are the forces that generated economic growth and prosperity. But those same forces led eventually to collapse, as monopolization of land and other natural resources directed more wealth into ever fewer hands.

Where Is the Public Outrage at Schumer and Portman's Proposal

Martin Lobel | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
Martin Lobel

If we reduce the tax rate on profits multinational corporations claim they earned abroad, it will only increase the incentive for multinationals to shift profits and jobs offshore.

Privatization Has Been a Colossal Flop

Allen Frances | Posted 05.23.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

We have to face the fact that our massive privatization of what once were government functions has been a failure. There are some public services that get really loused up when done privately and for profit.

My Message to World Leaders: To Finance Development You Must Tackle Tax

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

Last month Oxfam's International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima was in Washington for the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, and then in New York for one of the drafting sessions ahead of the Financing for Development (FFD) Conference in Addis Ababa taking place in July.

Government, Not Taxes, Should Set Our Priority

Martin Lobel | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Martin Lobel

Until we decide what we want government to do, "tax reform" will merely shift the tax burden from those who can afford expensive lobbyists to those who can't. One result will be a more complex and inefficient tax code that cannot be administered by the IRS because of deliberate cuts to its budget.

On International Human Rights Day, the Fight for Indigenous Land and Autonomy in Honduras

Beverly Bell | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Stephen Bartlett, Agricultural Missions and US Food Sovereignty Alliance, and Beverly Bell, Other Worlds Photos by Steve Pavey What's at stake f...

Give Americans a $2,000 Check From 'Deferred' Corporate Taxes

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

Instead of making a "deal" on deferment and letting the corporations just keep this money they owe us, let's fix this loophole and give most of this tax money to the 242 million adult U.S. residents. What's left over (and there might be a lot -- as much as $215 billion) can be used to fix our infrastructure and other priorities.

Are American Corporations Really Less Competitive Because of Taxes?

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

Corporations are complaining that this (lowered) rate makes them "uncompetitive" and are demanding "corporate tax reform." Because job creators -- or something. This time they threaten to -- or do -- renounce their U.S. citizenship. But are corporate tax rates really "uncompetitive"? And what does that even mean?

The African Youth Movement for Social and Economic Prosperity

Barry Segal | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

We cannot afford to stand at the sidelines and watch people do things for us. Developing a resilient entrepreneurial base and private sector can sustain economic growth and produce real economic and social gains in Africa.

The Increasing Irrelevance of Corporate Nationality

Robert Reich | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

Who's us? Who's them? Increasingly, corporate nationality is whatever a corporation decides it is. So instead of worrying about who's American and who's not, here's a better idea: Create incentives for any global company to do what we'd like it to do in the United States.

A Simplified Way to Tax Multinational Corporations

Dave Johnson | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

The epidemic of tax inversions represents just one of many ways corporations are dodging their taxes by taking advantage of our outdated and rigged corporate tax system.

International Corporate Volunteering: Profitable for Multinational Corporations

Alice Korngold | Posted 05.07.2014 | Business
Alice Korngold

People from multinational corporations head off and volunteer for weeks or months in another country, leaving their work behind for others to do. Building a better world is good for business.

Trade Yes, But a Different Track

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Voters overwhelmingly expect the TPP to be a good deal for large corporations at the expense of small businesses:

Obama's Max Baucus Debacle

Peter Navarro | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Peter Navarro

The appointment of Max Baucus to be the new Ambassador to China is a slap in the face to every working man and woman - and unemployed worker - in America.

Time for a Holiday That Brings Full Employment

Munir Moon | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

By removing the Scrooge-like obstacles embedded in the tax code, exiled cash could be fueling our sputtering American economy instead of creating jobs and investments in China or Vietnam by American multinational corporations.

Are Indian Companies Facing a Global Trust Deficit?

Shehzad H. Qazi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Shehzad H. Qazi

Trust in Indian firms has declined over the past two years. While in 2010 and 2011 India was the most trusted emerging market country, in 2013 it has fallen even below the emerging market average.