Corporate America’s Mass Exodus from Russia w/ Pratap Chatterjee

A mass of western companies are exiting Russia over the war in Ukraine.  This has included some major corporate heavyweights, including McDonald’s, Starbucks, Nike, Netflix, Apple, Visa, Coca-Cola, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Exxon, major western law firms and most major film distributors.

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Jeffry Sonnenfeld at the Yale School of Management compared it to the boycott of apartheid era South Africa. We’ve talked on past shows about the role that multinationals have played in the political economy. But have they developed a new conscience?

In our latest, we talk with investigative journalist and Executive Director of CorpWatch Pratap Chatterjee (@pchatterjee) about the latest round of corporate activism. We talk about who benefits, who’s being hurt and whether it’s having enough of an impact on Russia.

Buzzanco: Corporate Liberalism, the Great War and the Race for Empire

The latest American History lecture from Green and Red Podcast co-host and University of Houston History Prof. Bob Buzzanco.

This lecture talks about Corporate Liberalism, reform from the top down, the Federal Reserve Act, the Pure Food and Drug and Meat Inspection.  And then the American entry into the Great War and the race for empire.  He talks about the arms race and alliances, the Balkans crisis, political neutrality but economic relationships; International Law and Sub warfare.

Buzzanco: Imperialism, The Progressive Era and Corporate Liberalism

We’re sharing Green and Red Podcast co-host and University of Houston History Prof. Bob Buzzanco‘s lectures on American History.

Here’s the fourth lecture of the semester.  It talks about Imperialism, Cuba, the Philippines & “The Open Door.” The Progressive Era, Reform & Muckraking; Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle,” Child Labor & Sweatshops; The “other” progressives, and Corporate Liberalism.