The Policy Institute, based in Helena, Montana, blends authoritative research and
hands-on political engagement to create public policy based on economic justice, fair taxation, corporate accountability and environmental responsibility.
Montanans for Corporate Accountability
This web page provides the following information:
- About MCA
- Upcoming Events
- Links to Relevant Websites
- Handouts and Information Sheets
- Text of Bills Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions
Montanans for Corporate Accountability (MCA) is a project of the Policy Institute. The Policy Institute funds MCA activities and provides office and staff support, and Policy Institute staff work with MCA volunteers to plan and carry out program activities.
MCA is a collaborative effort to strengthen democracy and local economies in Montana by curbing the excessive power of large corporations. We seek reform at many levels, from revoking corporate "personhood" at the national level to changing economic development policies at the local level. We also address, and hope to affect through education and outreach, those societal values that sustain the corporate hegemony over our lives: consumerism/materialism, pursuit of profit, selfish individualism.
MCA challenges, through public outreach and advocacy, the excessive power of large corporations over our economy and our democracy. To date, MCA has sponsored numerous public events in Helena (lectures, films and panel discussions) that explored topics and issues related to corporate power. We have also prepared bills for the 2005 through 2011 legislative sessions addressing corporate personhood, corporate governance and corporate accountability. Our legislative efforts are primarily intended as vehicles for broadening the debate about corporate power and expanding the boundaries of what are considered legitimate and credible proposals.
If you would like to borrow one of these videos, please email Ken Toole.
- DVD: Koch Brothers Exposed, (The 1% at its very worst), 2012, 50 min.
- DVD: Money as Debt, 2009, 47 min.
- DVD: Money as Debt II, 2009, 77 min.
- DVD: Money as Debt III, (Evolution beyond money), 2011, 138 min.
- DVD: In Debt We Trust, (America before the bubble bursts), 2007, 98 min.
- DVD: What Would Jesus Buy?, 2007, 91 min.
- VHS: Big Bucks Big Pharma, (Marketing disease and pushing drugs), 2006, 46 min.
- DVD: Independent America, (The two-lane search for mom & pop), 2005, 81 min.
- DVD: The Corporation, 2004, 145 min.
- DVD: Outfoxed, (Rupert Murdoch's war on journalism), 2004, 77 min.
- VHS: No Logo, (Brands, globalization, resistance), 2003, 40 min.
- VHS: Mickey Mouse Monopoly, (Disney, childhood & corporate power), 2001, 52 min.
- VHS: Constructing Public Opinion, (How politicians and media misrepresent the public), 2001, 32 min.
- DVD: The Money Masters, (How banks create the world's money), 1996, 210 min.
This is far from an exhaustive list. Its purpose is to direct you to some good sites from which you can explore various issues in more depth.
The "Occupy" movement:
Corporate personhood (Citizens United)
Films & videos
HANDOUTS AND INFORMATION SHEETS
TEXT OF BILLS INTRODUCED IN PREVIOUS LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS
Ken Toole | 406.442.5506 | Email