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Post Tagged 'Interfaith Council of Corporate Responsibility'

‘Dark Money’ – A Shaggy Dog Story

No! Not the Dark Money! “Dark money” sounds menacing and foreboding – a financial nomenclature suggestive of gothic masterpieces like “The Raven” and “The Black Cat.” Whereas Poe’s tales actually contain sinister elements, the phrase dark money is employed by activist shareholders much like the villains of countless “Scooby Doo” cartoons devised illusory ghosts, werewolves and vampires. Continue Reading...

Intellectual Honesty Overcomes Radical Agendas

An apocryphal quote often (incorrectly it seems) attributed to John Maynard Keynes goes something like, “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” Eliot Ness, as portrayed by Kevin Costner in The Untouchables, answers a reporter’s question about the lawman’s plans once Prohibition is repealed: “I think I’ll have a drink.” The point of these quotations, though fictional, is to draw attention to the virtue of intellectual honesty.  Continue Reading...

ICCR Proxy Resolutions Back Net Neutrality

Blurring the distinction between religious faith and totally unrelated political activism has attained new levels of absurdity during the 2013 proxy resolution voting season. One needs look no further than the network neutrality proxy resolutions submitted to AT&T Inc. Continue Reading...