Category: Free Enterprise Project

BlackRock

BlackRock CEO Will Still Use Investors’ Money to Push His Personal Agenda

FEP Commentary /
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink has a different audience for his annual letter this year (investors instead of CEOs) and he's singing different words, but the tune is the same. As Free Enterprise Project Director Scott Shepard writes at RealClearMarkets, Fink ...
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Larry Fink

Larry the Liar: BlackRock’s Fink Misleads Investors Again Despite Calculatingly Toning Down Woke Rhetoric

FEP Commentary /
In a new commentary at The Daily Caller, Free Enterprise Project Associate Ethan Peck breaks down BlackRock CEO Larry Fink's latest annual letter: Larry Fink proved once again that he can’t help but contradict himself, lie to shareholders, mischaracterize basic ...
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BlackRock

An Open Letter to BlackRock Investors

FEP Commentary /
Dear BlackRock Investors: Larry Fink finally got around to a 2023 annual letter. In it he spends more than 9,000 words to confuse the picture about what’s really on tap for 2023: He knows he’s doing you wrong, violating his fiduciary ...
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Larry Fink

BlackRock’s Larry Fink Peddles The Left’s Radical ESG Agenda

FEP Commentary /
In another one of his annual letters — this time to investors instead of CEOs — BlackRock CEO and self-appointed oligarch of the world economy, Larry Fink, proved once again that he can’t help but contradict himself, lie to shareholders, mischaracterize basic ...
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Silicon Valley Bank SVB

ESG was a Symptom, Not the Cause, of Silicon Valley Bank Implosion

In a Newsweek commentary, Stephen Soukup provides an intriguing look at what led to the failure of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Surprisingly, according to Stephen, it actually wasn't the ESG agenda which he and the National Center hate so ...
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Starbucks after riot

Starbucks Store Closures Drive Shareholders to Request Oversight of Woke Policies

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Washington, D.C./Seattle, WA – Today, shareholder activists from the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project (FEP) will follow their August lawsuit against Starbucks’ racist civil rights violations by presenting a proposal to all Starbucks shareholders asking them ...
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Newsmax

In a Win for Free Speech, DirecTV Reinstates Newsmax

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Today we heard the happy news that DirecTV and Newsmax have come to an agreement that will allow one of our very favorite networks to be broadcast once again to DirecTV subscribers. When DirecTV removed Newsmax from its lineup two ...
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SVB Bank Bust

Silicon Valley Bank Bust is a Lesson in ESG Folly

FEP Commentary /
Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) wasted a lot of other people's money on menacing ESG initiatives, but the ESG problem at SVB went deeper, as Free Enterprise Project Director Scott Shepard explains in a new RealClearMarkets commentary. ESG proponents went deep ...
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Silicon Valley Bank SVB

SVB and ESG: The Big Picture Is Even Worse

FEP Commentary /
It quickly emerged after Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) was shuttered two weekends back that it had spent millions of shareholder (and, it appears, depositor) money for partisan political purposes that lie beyond the scope of its directors’ and executives’ statutory remit, including on ...
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How States Can Stop Outsourced Discrimination

How States Can Stop Outsourced Discrimination

FEP Commentary /
Recently The Federalist reported on the ways in which a number of corporations are outsourcing equity-based discrimination: donating shareholder assets to nonprofits, charitable corporations and others that discriminate on the basis of race, sex and orientation. It's not at all ...
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