Posts Tagged ‘corporations

Monitoring the alleged sins of modern life An excellent piece by Sean Collins on Spiked on the “sin” of shopping at Wal-Mart. Evidently America’s Democratic Party, divided on many issues, is united on hatred of the giant superstore. Two union-backed campaigning groups are spearheading the campaigning against the shopping giant (branded as Asda in Britain). […]

I read in today’s Financial Times (see below) that many Indian states are banning drinks from Coca-Cola and Pepsico. Allegedly there are unsafe levels of pesticide residue in their soft drinks. I am not in a position to make a definitive judgement but I am suspicious about this campaign. I suspect the fears are probably […]

This picture probably cannot be seen that clearly but it is from the window of the Halcyon Gallery on London’s New Bond Street. It depicts a Christ-like figure, drawn in the style of Caravaggio, with credit cards sticking out of his hair and Calvin Klein underpants. He also has “Coca Cola” written on his stomach. […]

An awkward statistic for those who believe America has a free market economy. Evidently Enron – often seen as the epitome of free market capitalism – built its fortune on $7bn of government subsidies. At least according to a review in today’s Wall Street Journal Europe (Jacob Laskin “The welfare state corporate America’s in”). This […]