Ida Jones http://kvpr.org en Commentary: It's Time To End Corporate Personhood http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-its-time-end-corporate-personhood <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s been a great deal of news lately about the way money and politics interact and wind up influencing our system of governance. In today’s edition of FM89’s commentary series The Moral Is, Fresno State Business Law Professor Ida Jones says democracy works best when persons vote with their ballots and not when corporations vote with their money.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">----</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:18:13 +0000 Ida Jones 36196 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: It's Time To End Corporate Personhood Commentary: CEOs Shouldn't Escape Criminal Charges In Economic Crisis http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-ceos-shouldnt-escape-criminal-charges-economic-crisis <p>While the nation has finally recovered most of the jobs lost in the recession, and the stock market has reached all time highs, if you ask many people, the economic downturn that began in 2008 doesn’t seem all that far away. In this edition of FM89’s commentary series The Moral Is, Fresno State Business Law Professor Ida Jones says a five year statute of limitations for those most responsible for the meltdown is a problem.</p><p>----</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:39:18 +0000 Ida Jones 30882 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: CEOs Shouldn't Escape Criminal Charges In Economic Crisis Commentary: Time For Bailouts To End http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-time-bailouts-end <p>Taxpayers have already bailed out banks during the past several years and now one of them wants to get bailed out again. In this edition of Valley Public Radio’s commentary series The Moral Is, Ida Jones, professor of Business Law at Fresno State, argues that taxpayers should not have to continue to bail out financial institutions that speculated in mortgage securities and then lost when the real estate market collapsed.</p><p>----</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 03:40:40 +0000 Ida Jones 28162 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Time For Bailouts To End Commentary: Privatization Doesn't Always Pay Off http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-privatization-doesnt-always-pay <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Is it more efficient for local and state governments to privatize provision of government services to save money? In this edition of Valley Public Radio’s commentary series The Moral Is Ida Jones, Professor of Business Law at Fresno State argues that there are hidden costs to privatization. Using for-profit prisons as an example, she connects increased privatization to higher long-term social and financial costs.</span></p><p>----</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 22:07:34 +0000 Ida Jones 23846 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Privatization Doesn't Always Pay Off Commentary: With Liberty and Justice For... Some? http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-liberty-and-justice-some <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of </span>Trayvon<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Martin has sparked a national </span>dialogue<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about race and justice. In this edition of Valley Public Radio’s commentary series The Moral Is Ida Jones, Professor of Business Law at Fresno State, says the verdict makes her question our nation’s commitment to the principles of justice and fairness.</span></p><p>--------</p><p>What happened to the principles of justice and fairness the U.S. was supposed to represent?</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:07:51 +0000 Ida Jones 19564 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: With Liberty and Justice For... Some? Commentary: When Things Go Wrong, Corporations Need to Take Responsibility http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-when-things-go-wrong-corporations-need-take-responsibility <p>What happens when society fails to care about people? And why do our priorities as individuals differ so much from our actions as businesses and lawmakers? In this edition of Valley Public Radio's&nbsp;commentary series “The Moral Is” Fresno State business law professor Ida Jones says that uncontrolled greed and a civilized society are incompatible.</p><p>----</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 19:46:25 +0000 Ida Jones 14691 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: When Things Go Wrong, Corporations Need to Take Responsibility Commentary: Don't Deduct the Fine After Doing the Crime http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-dont-deduct-fine-after-doing-crime <p></p><p></p><p>From the financial crisis of 2008 to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico – recent events have put corporate crimes in the spotlight. But what happens when corporations try to use the tax code to skirt their criminal responsibilities? On this edition of FM89's commentary series "The Moral Is," Fresno State business professor Ida Jones says it’s time for companies to pay up.</p><p>-------</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:33:08 +0000 Ida Jones 11902 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Don't Deduct the Fine After Doing the Crime Commentary: Time to Take A New Look at 'Too Big to Fail' http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-time-take-new-look-too-big-fail <p></p><p>Four years after the biggest economic meltdown since the great depression, the effects are still being felt across the country. And besides the basic toll on the economy, the government’s response to the crisis has also caused some to reconsider the role of everything from corporate bailouts to the so-called safety net of social programs. In this week’s commentary series The Moral Is, Fresno State Business Professor Ida Jones says our problems require a new approach.</p> Sat, 08 Dec 2012 22:55:19 +0000 Ida Jones 9501 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Time to Take A New Look at 'Too Big to Fail'