The Curse of Bigness

Date: 6 Oct 1998 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Curse of Bigness by David Morris Institute for Local Self-Reliance October 6, 1998 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press At the beginning of this century, American leaders railed against what Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called the “curse of bigness”. Presidents, Senators, commentators all decried the pernicious effects concentrated economic power has on small … Read More

Size Matters

Date: 21 Apr 1998 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Size Matters by David Morris Institute for Local Self-Reliance April 21, 1998 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press The announced marriage of Travelers Group and Citicorp, and the wave of megamergers it inspired, once again puts size into the policy spotlight. Size matters. But contrary to what the bolsters of bigness promise, when it comes … Read More

Does Community Matter?

Date: 16 Apr 1998 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Does Community Matter? by David Morris Institute for Local Self-Reliance July 16, 1998 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press In the larger scheme of things, the news item the other day seemed a small story. A committee of the Metropolitan Airports Commission(MAC), which runs the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport, recommended that the airport not renew … Read More

Economic Giantism Threatens Democracy

Date: 27 Jan 1998 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Economic Giantism Threatens Democracy by David Morris Institute for Local Self-Reliance January 27, 1998 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press The numbers are numbing. In 1997, a trillion dollars in mergers took place in this country. USA Today reports that health care providers are merging at a rate of 3.3 per day. The Big Five … Read More

Restructuring the Financial System As If Community Matters

Date: 4 Dec 1997 | posted in: Banking, From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This speech by David Morris was originally presented at a conference entitled “Growing Equity: Assets and Opportunities for Communities Left Behind,” hosted by the Corporation for Enterprise Development in Washington, D.C., on December 4, 1997.… Read More

Via Free Trade, Megabusiness Overthrowing Citizenry

Date: 7 Oct 1997 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Via Free Trade, Megabusiness Overthrowing Citizenry by David Morris October 7, 1997 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press The President, most Republican leaders and much of the corporate world are trying to persuade us that if we believe trade is good, we must support their efforts to enact ever-more-expansive free trade agreements. They’re wrong. Trade … Read More

Diminishing Citizenship

Date: 6 May 1997 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Diminishing Citizenship by David Morris May 6, 1997 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press Some 2500 years ago the Greek city-states took a giant step toward true democracy when they invented the concept of citizenship. Last week, in Philadelphia President Clinton neutered that concept. In front of three applauding former Presidents and a cheering bipartisan … Read More

Local vs. Absentee Ownership

Date: 25 Mar 1997 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Local vs. Absentee Ownership by David Morris March 25, 1997 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press This month two enterprises died in our community and weÕre all the poorer for their passing. Some would say they died a natural death. But what passes for natural in the business world these days can be dangerous to … Read More

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