Corporate Governance: Civic Engagement by Businesses is Good for Democracy

January 1, 2018  •  By IFS Staff  •    •  

Corporations, like unions and other organizations, have a constitutional right to discuss politics. In fact, Americans expect companies to advocate for policies that protect their employees’ jobs, reduce costs to consumers, and spur technological innovation and growth. The courts have sanctioned the political speech rights of corporations on many occasions. Having lost the constitutional battle, those who oppose corporate speech…

In-N-Out Burger and Political Bullies

September 4, 2018   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , ,

California Democratic Party Chairman Eric Bauman is calling for a boycott of In-N-Out burger because, horror of horrors, the company donates to Republicans. No ...

Wells Fargo Closes Campaign’s Bank Account over Disagreement with Donors

August 21, 2018   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , ,

Add a new chapter to the debate over private regulation of speech. Wells Fargo closed the bank account of a Florida candidate who received campaign contributions ...

Did Free Speech Destroy American Democracy?

March 19, 2018   •  By Joe Albanese   •  , ,

Would giving up our constitutional rights make our country more democratic? Would regulating speech make government more accountable to the people? Shockingly, some answer ...

The Price of Corporate Speech Rights: Sometimes They’ll Say Things You Dislike

March 5, 2018   •  By Luke Wachob   •  ,

A wave of businesses distancing themselves from the National Rifle Association is increasing skepticism of corporate political power among conservatives. A recent article in ...

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