Investors are hungry for more information about the companies they invest in. Shareholders — the owners of the company — deserve to know where their money is going. Currently, it’s too easy for one person in corporate management to secretly spend company money on pet political projects. Disclosure would empower shareholders to engage in oversight and ensure that political expenditures are in the firm’s interest. And transparency helps investors avoid companies where corporate management consistently engages in risky political behavior. Continue reading
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October 31, 2013 | Money & Politics
September 19, 2013 | Eye on ALEC
When legislators don’t abide by the open-records laws they enact, then “the public’s right to know” is a slogan — not a reality. Continue reading
March 14, 2013 | Q&A
Sunlight Foundation Executive Director Ellen Miller updates us on what's on the horizon in terms of government transparency and open data.
April 18, 2012 | Money & Politics
In a speech in front of TV executives, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski criticized broadcasters for not wanting to make political ad buyer data available online.