M. Joy Hayes

M. Joy Hayes

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Recent articles

The Proprietary Drug Business Just Got Riskier

What will the new Supreme Court ruling do to an already volatile market?


Average Shareholders Likely Oppose Google's Dual-Class Voting Structure

Google’s average shareholders have spoken, but insiders drown out their voices.


Exxon's Employment Policies Are Bad for Business

Exxon's continued resistance to EEO policies explicitly prohibiting LGBT discrimination puts it at a competitive disadvantage.


Don't Be Fooled by Wal-Mart's Rosy Proxy Vote Numbers

With the Walton family owning more than 50% of shares, ordinary shareholders have little say.


Many Nabors Shareholders Still Support Proxy Access

The stubbornness of Nabors’ board paid off -- for the board itself.

Nabors' Imperial CEO Remains

Despite serious governance issues at Nabors, a shareholder proposal calling for an independent chair failed to pass.


Does Cronyism Compromise Shareholder Value at SandRidge?

SandRidge’s related-party transactions are of concern.


Shareholders Still Dealing With Troublesome Nabors

Nabors Industries still fights proxy access despite majority support.


Nabors' Absurd Defense of Its Compensation

Nabors' circular justification of its compensation program will leave your head spinning.


Shareholders Should Reject Nabors' Imperial Chairmanship

Shareholders are right to push for an independent chair at Nabors.

JPMorgan's Imperial Chairman Remains

Despite obstacles, JPMorgan shareholders should continue to fight for an independent chair.


Google's Sham Shareholder Democracy

Google’s tri-class share structure prevents shareholders from holding management accountable.


Shareholders Still Pay for Deutsche Bank's Scandals

Deutsche Bank’s commitment to culture change offers limited comfort without greater transparency.


The Most Exciting Proxy Fight This Year

Push back against JPMorgan’s CEO and directors should make for an exciting shake-up.


How These Companies Are Stacking Their Elections

Don’t like this company’s policies and leadership? There’s little you can do to change it.

Is Google Using Shareholder Capital Properly?

Related-party transactions and high compensation raise questions.


Does Cronyism Compromise Shareholders at This Company?

Why this company’s related-party transactions concern one Fool.


1 Sign This Investment May Be Riskier Than You Think

Las Vegas Sands’ auditor has resigned. Should investors be worried?


1 Way This Company Limits Long-Term Value

Why shareholders should favor an independent chairperson.


One Way This Company Risks Your Investment

Why Johnson & Johnson is wrong to resist the shareholder push for an independent chairperson.