Multinational Monitor

SEP/OCT 2006
VOL 27 No. 5

FEATURES:

Greasing the Deal: A Royalty Scam
by Mandy Smithberger

Not Very Sporting: Outdoor Sporting Goods Retail Subsidy Scam
by Greg LeRoy

Relocation Racket: How Relocation Consultants Pit Cities and States Against Each Other
by Greg LeRoy

South Africa Embraces Corporate Welfare: Mega Deal Subsidies Over Services for the Poor
by Patrick Bond

The Corporate Beneficiaries of the Medicare Drug Benefit
by Dean Baker

Public Funds Up in Flames: The Incineration Industry Seeks Renewable Energy Subsidies
by Monica Wilson

Green Mountain's Other Faces: The Dirty Side of Clean Energy
by Andrew Wheat

INTERVIEWS:

The Big Box Swindle: The True Cost of the Mega-Retailers
an interview with Stacy Mitchell

DEPARTMENTS:

Behind the Lines

Letter to the Editor

Editorial
The State of Corporate Welfare

The Front
Climate Changing Africa -- African Inequality

The Lawrence Summers Memorial Award

Book Note
The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer

Names In the News

Resources

Organizations

Institute for Local Self-Reliance
927 15th Street, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
E-mail: info@ilsr.org
www.ilsr.org

Good Jobs First
1616 P Street, NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: info@goodjobsfirst.org
www.goodjobsfirst.org

Project on Government Oversight
666 11th Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001
E-mail: info@pogo.org
www.pogo.org

Center for Economic and
Policy Research

1611 Connecticut Avenue, NW,
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: cepr@cepr.net
www.cepr.net

Families USA
1201 New York Avenue, NW,
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
E-mail: info@familiesusa.org
www.familiesusa.org

Taxpayers for Common Sense
651 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
E-mail: info@taxpayer.net
www.taxpayer.net

Integrity in Science Project
Center for Science
in the Public Interest
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: science@cspinet.org
www.cspinet.org/integrity/

Consumer Project on Technology
1621 Connecticut Avenue, NW,
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009
www.cptech.org

American Independent
Business Alliance

222 South Black Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
E-mail: info@amiba.net
http://amiba.net

Global Alliance
for Incinerator Alternatives

Unit 320,
Eagle Court Condominium
26 Matalino Street
Barangay Central, Quezon City
PHILIPPINES
E-mail: gaia@no-burn.org
www.no-burn.org

Greenaction for Health
and Environmental Justice

1 Hallidie Plaza, Suite 760
San Francisco, CA 94102
E-mail: greenaction@greenaction.org
www.greenaction.org

The Center for Health,
Environment and Justice

P.O. Box 6806
Falls Church, VA 22040
E-mail: chej@chej.org
www.chej.org

Texans for Public Justice
609 West 18th Street, Suite E
Austin, TX 78701
E-mail: tpj@tpj.org
www.tpj.org

Citizens for Tax Justice
1616 P Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: mattg@ctj.org
mattg@ctj.org

Earthworks
1612 K Street, NW, Suite 808
Washington, DC 20006
E-mail: info@earthworksaction.org
www.mineralpolicy.org

Friends of the Earth
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: foe@foe.org
www.foe.org

U.S. PIRG
218 D Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
E-mail: info@uspirg.org
www.uspirg.org

Public Citizen
1600 20th Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: member@citizen.org
www.citizen.org

Environmental Working Group
1436 U Street, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20009
E-mail: geninfo@ewg.org
www.ewg.org

The Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
www.cato.org

Heritage Foundation
214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
E-mail: info@heritage.org
www.heritage.org

Citizens Against Government Waste
1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW,
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: membership@cagw.org
www.cagw.org

United Electrical, Radio and Machine
Workers of America

1 Gateway Center, Suite 1400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
E-mail: ue@ranknfile-ue.org
www.ranknfile-ue.org

Essential Action
P.O. Box 19405
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: action@essential.org
www.essentialaction.org

Institute for Policy Studies
1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: info@ips-dc.org
www.ips-dc.org

United for a Fair Economy
29 Winter Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108
E-mail: info@faireconomy.org
www.faireconomy.org

Bank Information Center
1100 H Street, NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20005
E-mail: info@bicusa.org
www.bicusa.org

WALHI – Friends of the Earth Indonesia
Jl. Tegal Parang Utara No. 14
Jakarta 12790
INDONESIA
E-mail: info@walhi.or.id
www.eng.walhi.or.id

Commercial Alert

4110 SE Hawthorne Boulevard #123
Portland, OR 97214
E-mail: gary@commercialalert.org
www.commercialalert.org

Public Employees for
Environmental Responsibility

2000 P Street NW, Suite 240
Washington, DC 20036
E-mail: info@peer.org
www.peer.org

Transactional Records
Access Clearinghouse

666 11th Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001
http://trac.syr.edu

The South African Climate Action Network (SACAN)
P.O. Box 11383
Johannesburg 2000
SOUTH AFRICA
E-mail: info@earthlife.org.za
www.earthlife.org.za

Publications

Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America’s Independent Businesses
By Stacy Mitchell
Boston: Beacon Press, 2006

Hometown Advantage: How to Defend Your Main Street Against Chain Stores and Why it Matters
By Stacy Mitchell
Institute for Local Self-Reliance, 2000

The Great American Jobs Scam: Corporate Tax Dodging and the Myth of Job Creation
By Greg LeRoy
San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2005

The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition
By Michael Shuman
San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2006

Looting Africa:
The Economics of Exploitation

By Patrick Bond
New York: Zed Books and the University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2006

Trouble in the Air: Global Warming and the Privatised Atmosphere
Edited by Patrick Bond
and Rehana Dada
Durban, South Africa: Centre for Civil Society and Transnational
Institute, 2005

Rachel’s Environment
and Health Weekly

Environmental Research Foundation
www.ejnet.org/rachel

University Inc.: The Corporate
Corruption of Higher Education

By Jennifer Washburn
New York: Basic Books, 2005

The Risks We Run: Mining, Communities and Political Risk Insurance
By Roger Moody
Utrecht, The Netherlands:
International Books, 2005

The People’s Business:
Controlling Corporations
and Restoring Democracy 

By Lee Drutman and Charlie Cray
San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2004

Cutting Corporate Welfare
by Ralph Nader
New York: Seven Stories Press, 2000

Field of Schemes: How the Great
Stadium Swindle Turns Public
Money into Private Profit

By Joanna Cagan and Neil deMause
Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1999

Iraq, Inc.: A Profitable Occupation

By Pratap Chatterjee
New York: Seven Stories Press, 2004

Take the Rich Off Welfare
By Mark Zepezauer
and Arthur Naiman
Monroe, Maine: Odonian/Common Courage Press, 1996

The Fleecing of America
By William Proxmire
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980

Grand Theft Pentagon:
Tales of Corruption and
Profiteering in the War on Terror

By Jeffrey St. Clair
Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 2005

Perfectly Legal:
The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich — and Cheat Everybody Else

By David Cay Johnston
New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2003

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