Corporate Crime Woke Corporatism and the Rise of Law and Order Politics

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Corporate Crime Woke Corporatism and the Rise of Law and Order Politics
Corporate Crime Woke Corporatism and the Rise of Law and Order Politics

What do Americans think of in late 2021 when they think of progressive or liberal politics?

Black lives count.

LGBTQ.

Defund the police.

Abort culture.

No corporate crime.

Wealth inequality.

Political Corruption.

Corporate culture.

The agenda was set by the corporations and led to the rise of aroused corporatism.

Corporations and corporate criminals adopt the 2021 liberal values ​​in an attempt to escape the 1921 liberal values.

Or as New York Times columnist Ross Douthat put it in a 2018 column entitled The Rise of Woke Capital –

“In every era and every political dispensation, business people ask themselves: What do I have to do to make money unmolested by the government?”

Four pillars of aroused corporatism – JP Morgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon, Democratic Congress leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, and President Biden – have all settled for Black Lives Matter.

And when they get up, they’ll go back to work for Wall Street.

The Woke corporatism protects a criminal justice system that throws poor whites and blacks into jail for minor drug offenses, while corporations pull criminal drug dealers out of the market.

Think – Purdue Pharma.

In 2006, prosecutors in West Virginia wanted to end the Purdue Pharma-sponsored opioid epidemic.

These prosecutors wrote a more than 100-page memo from the prosecutor.

“The memo was a seditious catalog of corporate violations,” writes reporter Patrick Radden Keefe in his book Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty.

“It wasn’t just that it spelled a litany of criminal misconduct. It confirmed in forensic detail the knowledge and direction of these misdeeds at the highest levels of Purdue. “

But corporate defense lawyers stepped across the ranks of prosecutors to the main court and the prosecution, which could have limited the damage, was dismissed. (For a quick rundown of the story, see Barry Meier’s 2019 New York Times report and mini-documentary – A Secret Opioid Memo That Could Have Slowed An Epidemic)

The lively corporatism protects the death penalty for individuals but prevents the death penalty for guilty companies.

Think – health insurance companies.

Are there any companies that deserve the death penalty more than health insurance companies?

Americans overwhelmingly want to put insurance companies out of their misery and ours.

But awakened corporatism prevents this humane execution at every turn.

Those who made names for themselves for the death penalty for insurance companies – Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Pramila Jayapal – are refusing to bring up the issue this year out of consideration for corporate leaders.

Sanders has yet to introduce his payer bill in the Senate. And while Jayapal was introducing hers, she refused to hold the hearings she promised earlier this year.

One single payer would replace the big health insurance companies with Medicare for All, saving hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of Americans each year.

Instead of debunking corporate crime, we should turn those on the front lines of the fight against white-collar crime into heroes and heroines.

How many Americans know the name Frances Kelsey?

She was the young Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official who prevented a pharmaceutical disaster in the United States fifty years ago by refusing to market the anti-nausea drug thalidomide because of concerns about it Safety of the drug made.

Kelsey defied pressure from the company and refused to approve the drug for over a year. It was confirmed when the drug was found to cause serious birth defects where it was used in Europe and around the world – babies born with no arms or legs.

A headline in the Washington Post yesterday reads – In a setback for Black Lives Matter, mayoral campaigns are shifting to law and order.

Today we need a headline that reads, “In a backlash to corporatism awakened, Congress campaigns are shifting to law and order for corporate criminals.”