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A Modest Proposal on Shareholder Democracy

One Difficulty for Shareholders who wish to effect a Change in the Policies of a Corporation (especially in restraining the Excesses of the Leadership) is that so many Shares are controlled by Investment and Pension Funds, which are in their Turn controlled by Fund Managers whose Interests are not always …

A Modest Proposal on Policy Laundering

In the past, Her Majesty’s Government used to legislate for what they believed to be the good of the Kingdom. Then it was discovered, or rediscovered, that by lobbying for Laws to ones Advantage, one could increase ones Wealth. This came to the Attention of the Press and the Public …

A Modest Proposal on Fracking Taxation

There is a Scheme proposed by Her Majesty’s Government to encourage the Extraction of Oil and Gas by Fracking. George Osborme will halve the Amount of Tax they should pay. But in its natural State, Shale Gas does not have the Power of Locomotion. No other State can extract the …

A Modest Proposal on Bankers’ Bonuses

When Banks propose extra Pay and Benefits in an Attempt to get round the EU’s own modest Proposals to limit top Bankers’ Bonuses, I have a modest Proposal of my own for the Shareholders (and in the Case of the Banks which are owned by the Government, that should be …

A Modest Proposal to Render Corporations Accountable

When a Corporation is found guilty of serious misconduct, it is sometimes fined. It is evident, however, that to levy fines on a Corporation hurts principally the shareholders and the customers of that corporation, and leaves entirely unscathed those Executives who ordered or failed to prevent the abuse. I propose …