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Campaign Financing Capture Index: Out of the Remaining Presidential Candidates, Clinton Relies Most on Big Donors

Clinton’s main super PAC, Priorities USA Action, raised $8.5 millions in April. Bernie Sanders remains the only one of the remaining three candidates to...

Campaign Financing Capture Index: Historical Comparison Shows the Extent of Growth in Political Contributions From Big Donors

More than a third of total contributions raised by presidential candidates from both parties in the 2016 race come from donors who gave more...

Campaign Financing Capture Index: Record Concentration of Political Donors

41.3 percent of the money raised by the Cruz campaign and by PACs and Super PACs backing his candidacy came from donors who gave...

Campaign Financing Capture Index: Candidates on Fundraising Spree Attract Millions from Big Donors

With Marco Rubio out of the race, Ted Cruz is now the candidate with the largest fraction of political contributions over $5,000. Before dropping...

Stigler Center Survey Reveals: Majority of Americans Concerned About the Influence of Campaign Donors on Candidates

Survey: 57 percent of Americans believe candidates who take money from big businesses, unions and special interest groups are under their control. In the past...

Campaign Financing Capture Index

The first part of the new project by the Stigler Center on the influence of money on politics: of the remaining presidential candidates, Marco...

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Corruption, lobbying, corporate malfeasance, and frauds: a weekly unconventional selection of must-read articles by investigative journalist Bethany McLean. 

“50 Years Later, It’s Time to Reassess”: Raghuram Rajan on Milton Friedman and Maximizing Shareholder Value

The biggest problem with shareholder value maximization is that it completely turns a tin ear to politics. The alternative is to maximize...

It Is Time to Move on From Friedman’s View of the Corporation

The anti-CSR position defended by Friedman would be acceptable only under conditions that have never been met by any real-world economy. Furthermore,...

Corporations Are Already Plenty Powerful. Stakeholder Capitalism Could Make Them More So

Encouraging corporations to further step into the role of governments and civil society groups by becoming more "socially focused" risks greater depreciation...

The Real Effects of Environmental Activist Investing

A new study examines the efficacy of climate-focused investor engagements initiated by the New York City Pension System. Its findings support the...

For Whom Corporate Leaders Bargained: What the Past Can Teach Us About the Questionable Promise of Implementing Stakeholder Capitalism Today

The debate about stakeholder capitalism should seek to learn from our experience with constituency statutes, which authorized corporate leaders to take into...

The Enduring Wisdom of Milton Friedman

Shareholder value maximization has been extremely successful globally in the way that matters most because, in many cases, maximizing shareholder value is...