On Political Speech, Sustainabiilty, and Shareholder Activism

4 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2013

Date Written: February 21, 2013

Abstract

When money is equivalent to speech and corporations are equated with people, then ‘voting with one’s dollars’ can have perverse political connotations. Corporations, when taken as citizens, can crowd out individual utility-based preferences in a world where dollars can buy political influence.

Keywords: Sustainability, Citizens United, Shareholder Activism

JEL Classification: D62, G31, G38, L21

Suggested Citation

Hickman, Kent, On Political Speech, Sustainabiilty, and Shareholder Activism (February 21, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2222297 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2222297

Kent Hickman (Contact Author)

Gonzaga Univesity ( email )

Spokane, WA
United States

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