There is No “Free” Trade

I’ve noticed that prior to the election the corporate news media were increasing editorials in favor of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and “free trade” agreements in general, in the hopes that corporate lobbyists could convince a lame duck Congress to pass TPP. With the election of Donald J. Trump, their hopes were temporarily dashed.

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Upcoming — Back to Monsanto!

John Harrington has reintroduced a resolution to Monsanto asking for a study in response to the growing public outcry over the dangers of its products and the growing resistance against its use. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, has been on the market for 42 years, but is now shown to likely have damaged the environment and may cause cancer in humans. Many governments have banned or are considering banning its use entirely.

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Success at Monsanto in 2016

In response to the recent classification of the ingredients in the Monsanto Company’s product, Roundup, as “probably carcinogenic to humans”, John Harrington, CEO of Harrington Investments, Inc., a Napa-based socially responsible investment advisory firm, introduced a shareholder resolution. This resolution proposes that Monsanto provide a report on how the company will mitigate the inevitable risks of the extremely negative effects on human and environmental health from the main ingredient, glyphosate, in its most popular product.

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2015 ADV Brochure and Supplements

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Harrington Sets a Record in the Fight for Proxy Access

Napa, CA – Shareholders of Anthem, Inc., one of the nation’s largest for profit healthcare insurance companies, voted 67% in favor of the right to nominate directors, as proposed by John Harrington, CEO of Harrington Investments in Napa.

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John’s Published Response to WSJ Article Calling for Restrictions on Shareholder Advocacy

Maybe we should take politics out of the corporations entirely.  We only need to ignore these facts: Corporations are the creation of the state and a social institution authorized to do business by government. Corporations continue to dominate the electoral process by sending hundreds of millions of dollars to buy politicians to do their bidding, and these same corporations spend millions on lobbying our elected and appointed officials.

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Citigroup: Systemic Risk and Moral Hazard

by John Harrington, published in The Huffington Post

No one needs to remind us of the cataclysmic U.S. economic crisis and resulting great recession beginning in 2008, primarily caused by excessive speculation in housing mortgage financing and the leveraging of exotic financial instruments, including derivatives.

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Harrington Wins Proxy Access at Bank of America

by , published in Corporate Governance

Bank of America (BAC) shareholders can now look forward to nominating candidates to the Board of Directors in a deal negotiated by John Harrington, CEO of Harrington Investments, Inc., (HII) a socially responsible investment advisory firm based in Napa. The Bank adopted new “proxy access” bylaws reflecting changes driven by Harrington’s shareholder resolution.

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