Questions tagged [corporations]

Questions about groups of people or companies that act as a legal entity by law.

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Can the US government delist a private company like Alibaba from US Stock Exchanges?

It has been reported that the Trump administration is considering delisting Chinese companies from the U.S. stock exchange. Trump administration officials are discussing ways to limit U.S. ...
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Could a government's standing military forces be entirely hired away by private interests? [closed]

Say, for example, a corporation obtains enough money to pay all the military (which isn't hard- investment banks manage trillions, the military salaries are a fraction of that). Then, the military ...
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In Australia, do Rupert Murdoch's publications deny anthropogenic climate change?

In Australia, do networks and publications owned by Rupert Murdoch, generally deny or down play the impacts of human actions on climate change? If so, what are some major cases where they advocated ...
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How can a state (or a union) deter a company from developing technology related to censorship / human rights violation?

Background I have recently heard about a project that was developed by Google (Dragonfly search engine) and eventually shut down. This article provides more information about the main issues of this ...
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What are the main reasons for the massive increase in CEO pay inequality over the last thirty years?

Using Switzerland as a paradigmatic case, the ratio of CEO pay to the worker with lowest pay increased from 6x in 1984 to 43 x in 2011 (source: The Guardian). What specific policy or policies have ...
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How does the public know that many large corporations paid zero Federal tax last year?

So the press is reporting that many large corporations paid zero Federal taxes see here for 2018 under the tax act passed under the Trump Administration. Considering the concern that people have ...
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What does “breaking up” a company mean?

Oversimplify it for me, what does "breaking up" a company mean when used commonly among politicians? What would a broken up wells fargo look like? Google? Is there historical legislation doing this, ...
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What is a corporate embassy and how does it compare to a normal one? [closed]

The NY Times reports that Facebook opened a "corporate embassy" in China I'm wondering What does a government embassy do? What laws typically apply to it? How does that compare to the power and ...
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Why doesn’t the U.S. have a bracketed corporate tax?

This might be a question better-suited for Economics StackExchange, but I figured I'd try my luck here first. In the U.S. we have a bracketed tax system for personal income tax, which serves to ...
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Why was Google grilled by congress for prototyping a censored search engine?

Sudar Pichai was summoned and grilled by Congress regarding numerous topics: among them was the Dragonfly censored search engine for China. What exactly is the problem with Google creating a state ...
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Why is the City of London governed by a corporation?

The municipal governing body of the City of London is the City of London Corporation. Is there any special meaning to the term "corporation" in its name? (As opposed to simply a historical name, a ...
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What possible laws have been proposed to modify limited liability of corporations?

I wonder if there’s a workable tweak to the limited liability of shareholders that would make it less profitable for those who wish to indirectly indicate to their flunkie ceos that they better cut ...
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Would anything stop a technology company from shutting down in protest of government regulations?

Suppose a government does something to annoy a company, what would stop the company from protesting the action by stopping the sales/providing their services? For example a hardware company such as ...
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Any problems with zero corporate income tax?

Larry Kudlow (who is currently Trump's National Economic Council director) had proposed in 2014 zero corporate income tax, arguing that Readers know that corporate tax reform is my single-favorite ...
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Does any country apply corporate tax based on where money is earned, rather than where the corporation is based?

To reduce corporate tax avoidance, Gabriel Zucman has proposed to tax corporate earnings where they are earned, rather than where the corporation is based: Say Google’s parent company Alphabet ...
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Longest known chain of command? [closed]

What's the longest known chain of command length for any government, military, or large organization, (legal or illegal)? For example, WP's abstract military organization chain length is 11: ...
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What happens when you antitrust a multinational corporation? [closed]

What happens when you want to break up a toxic corporate trust when said trust is multinational in nature? I get the idea when it comes to companies that are firmly within one nations system. But ...
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Corporate income taxes in U.S only 11% of government tax revenue?

(I had initially asked this on Money.SE, but was advised this would be a better question for Politics.SE.) I'm having a hard time understanding why corporate income taxes form such a small part of ...
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In Canada, is a crown corproation the same as a federal government corporation

For example, the CPPIB is listed as a crown corporation. Does this mean it is a public sector company? The same as a federal government company? I am considering applying for a job here. All I want ...
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Is Tasmanian Style, and Optional Preferential Voting the same thing?

I was recently at a NFP's AGM (Not For Profit's Annual General Meeting). An election for 3 members of the board was carried out. (Board of 9, each with 3 year term, staggered such that 3 come up for ...
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Is America really a corporation? [closed]

I have read several articles and websites that have stated that America is actually a corporation... But I don't think this is true since we have so many rights and freedom. Is America really a ...
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How do international corporations have the right to free speech?

If corporations are made up of people...and international corporations are made up of people from different countries...then how do international corporations have the right to free speech in America, ...
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Has anyone called for the elimination of limited liability?

One of the justifications that liberals make for the regulation and taxation of corporations is that corporations are by their very nature government-subsidized enterprises, because the government ...
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What bodies exist to foster cooperation amongst transnational corporations?

Sometimes competing corporations meet and discuss solutions to common problems and create trade organizations or political lobby groups. Sometimes countries with similar economic interests form ...
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Reducing Corporate Influence in Politics

In America, at least, businesses have a good deal of influence in politics. Many policies surrounding, for example, the agricultural sector run contrary to the preferences of voters but adhere to the ...
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How is it that a corporation would not derive rights from the people inside it. (speech in particular)

This is a political issue that I genuinely don't understand very well. I don't have to go very far to hear opposition to the fact that currently corporations are protected under the first amendment. ...
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In the US, why are corporations people?

In the United States, corporations are people. A movie like The Corporation is highly critical of this, and in a reductio ad absurbum, concludes that the corporation as such can be diagnosed with ...