In The Dictatorship of Woke Capital, financial analyst Steve Soukup examines how corporate America, traditionally focused on non-political goals of production and profit, has been changed in recent years by progressive ideology. Activists, and some insiders, are now demanding that for-profit companies endorse a laundry list of left-wing political positions in order to be acceptable members of society. Concepts like corporate social responsibility; socially responsible investing; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) theory are increasingly driving investing and regulatory decisions.

Join CEI for a discussion of the just published The Dictatorship of Woke Capital: How Political Correctness Captured Big Business with author Steve Soukup in conversation with CEI’s Richard Morrison and Kent Lassman.

Stephen R. Soukup, Publisher, Political Forum and author of The Dictatorship of Woke Capital

Richard Morrison, Research Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Kent Lassman, President, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT


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Books available for purchase here: The Dictatorship of Woke Capital: How Political Correctness Captured Big Business

Stephen R. Soukup is the author of The Dictatorship of Woke Capital. He is senior commentator, vice president, and publisher of The Political Forum, an independent research provider that delivers research and consulting services to the institutional investment community, with an emphasis on economic, social, political, and geopolitical events likely to have an impact on financial markets in the United States and abroad. He is also director of The Political Forum Institute, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to creating and preserving community, primarily among those who earn their living and create wealth for the nation through the capital markets.

Richard Morrison is a research fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, where his work focuses on the relationship between economic and political freedom. He was previously a senior editor at CEI and managing editor of the blog OpenMarket. He also served as the program manager of CEI’s Center for Advancing Capitalism, where he coordinated outreach to the business community, universities, and other key stakeholders. Before re-joining CEI, he was manager of communications at the Tax Foundation, where he was also the host and producer of the weekly Tax Policy Podcast. Prior to that he served as CEI’s director of media relations and director of new media between, during which he hosted the podcast Liberty Week.

Kent Lassman hosts and moderates the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Online Event series. His day job as CEI president and CEO involves managing the organization’s operations and overseeing strategy for policy, communications, and development. Since CEI’s Online Event series began in early 2020, Lassman has interviewed policymakers and leading thinkers, including Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), then-EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, National Review’s Kevin Williamson, and Harvard’s Cass Sunstein. 

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