Multinational Monitor

SEP/OCT 2006
VOL 27 No. 5


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


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


Behind the Lines

Letter to the Editor

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



Institute for Local Self-Reliance
927 15th Street, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Good Jobs First
1616 P Street, NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20036

Project on Government Oversight
666 11th Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001

Center for Economic and
Policy Research

1611 Connecticut Avenue, NW,
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009

Families USA
1201 New York Avenue, NW,
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005

Taxpayers for Common Sense
651 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Integrity in Science Project
Center for Science
in the Public Interest
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009

Consumer Project on Technology
1621 Connecticut Avenue, NW,
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009

American Independent
Business Alliance

222 South Black Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715

Global Alliance
for Incinerator Alternatives

Unit 320,
Eagle Court Condominium
26 Matalino Street
Barangay Central, Quezon City

Greenaction for Health
and Environmental Justice

1 Hallidie Plaza, Suite 760
San Francisco, CA 94102

The Center for Health,
Environment and Justice

P.O. Box 6806
Falls Church, VA 22040

Texans for Public Justice
609 West 18th Street, Suite E
Austin, TX 78701

Citizens for Tax Justice
1616 P Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036

1612 K Street, NW, Suite 808
Washington, DC 20006

Friends of the Earth
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

218 D Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Public Citizen
1600 20th Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20009

Environmental Working Group
1436 U Street, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20009

The Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Heritage Foundation
214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Citizens Against Government Waste
1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW,
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

United Electrical, Radio and Machine
Workers of America

1 Gateway Center, Suite 1400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Essential Action
P.O. Box 19405
Washington, DC 20036

Institute for Policy Studies
1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

United for a Fair Economy
29 Winter Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Bank Information Center
1100 H Street, NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20005

WALHI – Friends of the Earth Indonesia
Jl. Tegal Parang Utara No. 14
Jakarta 12790

Commercial Alert

4110 SE Hawthorne Boulevard #123
Portland, OR 97214

Public Employees for
Environmental Responsibility

2000 P Street NW, Suite 240
Washington, DC 20036

Transactional Records
Access Clearinghouse

666 11th Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001

The South African Climate Action Network (SACAN)
P.O. Box 11383
Johannesburg 2000


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

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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