corporatOCRACY is a brand new tool allowing the public to utilize the collective wisdom of an informed citizenry, wielding it as a weapon against crony capitalism. The goal is to allow consumers to quickly review corporations in a matter of moments, thus deciding whether or not to boycott or spend their money with each corporation. It also allows activists and groups to organize in a central location.
The site depends on crowdsourcing; we rely on our visitors to comment and supply any missing, incomplete, or invalid information (i.e. if the corporation has an official Facebook or Twitter page we haven’t listed).
To be clear: we are not against capitalism. Real capitalism, that is. Real capitalism is free markets, without the government picking winners and losers, and granting corporations special privileges with taxpayer money. What we are against is corporatism.
Our first order of business was to add all Fortune 100 corporations to the site. Next on the game plan is to add all Fortune 500 corporations, as well as other corporations of interest.
The first recommendation is to Register, but this is not required.
To begin, simply scroll through the front page or The List, using the “Thumbs Up/Down” to give the corporations of your choice a general rating. Then, if you wish to Rate the corporation based on the more specific rating issues, click that corporation’s title, taking you to its page. From there, you can also leave comments with relevant information or linking to related articles (both negative news such as scandals as well as positive articles such as charity!).
It is important to rate corporations thoughtfully. Bad corporations should be down-rated, but by the same token, good corporations should be up-rated (and there are many of each). Only in this way can visitors gain accurate insight into the corporations they are interested in.
If you’re looking for a specific corporation, use the Search button at the bottom of the page. If the corporation you’re looking for does not yet exist on the site, please comment on The List and request that we add it, and we will!
Spreadsheets of our corporate data may be purchased; Contact us.