Corporation Watch

A Guardian investigation finds that multinational companies use various strategies to avoid paying taxes: offshore tax havens, manipulating profits to occur in subsidiaries in jurisdictions with low tax rates, and internal transfers…


‘Defense contractors made a killing on Bush’s ‘war on terror,’ raking in record profits this year for a a sophisticated military arsenal ill-equipped protect us from the real threat. Maybe they should…



The Weekly Standard blames capacity problems, supply bottlenecks and security checkpoints for US airlines’ woes. A month earlier, The New Yorker‘s James Surowiecki wrote a more astute analysis. Ever get the feeling…


‘Why does Apple stick with fixed pricing? Market analysts generally say that this is because iTunes sales are a means to an end, where the end is selling iPods. As such, Apple’s…



Alex Castaldo recounts an interesting anecdote about the job interview techniques of intelligence agencies. For another view of the National Security Agency‘s vetting process read Interviewing With An Intelligence Agency. Compare this…



‘Mired in controversy after its operators killed 17 Iraqi civilians, Blackwater quietly dissociated itself with the International Peace Operations Association, an organization that reps for the private military industry’s biggest players.’ GO…


‘Tim Ferriss is the author of the now-famous bestseller The 4-Hour Work Week. I still haven’t read the book, but after watching this it will be the next book I read.’ ‘I…


BBC Worldwide has purchased the Australian travel guide company Lonely Planet in a deal estimated to be $US203.4 million. Lonely Planet founders Tony and Maureen Wheeler have pocketed $A70 million from the…