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Bruce Kushnick

Did AT&T Commit Perjury? Does AT&T have 100% Broadband Coverage in 21 States?

Bruce Kushnick | May 25, 2015 | Business
Read about AT&T's mergers and broadband history: "The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal and Free the Net" This is an open and shut case. Compare these 3 AT&T statements about broadband coverage in the company's 21 state territory: AT&T-BellSouth...
David Macaray

Management Vs. Labor Is Floyd Mayweather Vs. My Grandma

David Macaray | May 25, 2015 | Business
Working people have no leverage. They aren't allowed to engage in meaningful strikes, they aren't allowed to engage in meaningful boycotts, and they aren't even allowed to keep their jobs during a walkout. Which gives a whole new meaning to the term "stacked deck.
Dean Baker

Bernie Sanders Takes It to Wall Street With Financial Transactions Tax

Dean Baker | May 25, 2015 | Business
A FTT is a great way to raise large amounts of money to meet important public needs. It will come almost entirely at the expense of the financial industry and should strengthen the economy. We now have one presidential candidate who is prepared to support a strong FTT. Are there others?
Eugene Fram

Top Factors for Improving Nonprofit Directors' Board Experiences

Eugene Fram | May 25, 2015 | Business
Spencer Stuart, an international placement firm, recently asked 500 directors who serve on for-profit boards to name the top factors that would reasonably improve their board experience. Their answers also resonate in the nonprofit arena.
Carl Pope

4 New Trumps Shaking Fast Track's House of (Trading) Cards

Carl Pope | May 25, 2015 | Politics
With these four new trump cards on the table, the odds against fast-track get better -- and almost certainly the next Presidential election will put the candidates of both parties to the test. Trade diplomacy's House of Cards looks ever shakier -- even if it doesn't topple in the next few months.
Adam Lioz

Why Citizens United Just Scratches the Surface

Adam Lioz | May 25, 2015 | Politics
Hillary Clinton told supporters that if elected she will appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn Citizens United, according to a Washington Post report. This is good news for our democracy -- but the Court's role in helping wealthy interests dominate politics goes far deeper than one bad case.
Amy Morin

Science Explains How Your Spouse's Personality Affects Your Career

Amy Morin | May 25, 2015 | Healthy Living
If you're not yet married -- and you're ambitious about your career endeavors -- a potential mate's conscientiousness may be worth considering.
Maurice Ewing, Ph.D.

What It Was Like to Glimpse John Nash's Beautiful Mind

Maurice Ewing, Ph.D. | May 25, 2015 | Science
John Nash was a legend. He simply looked at things differently. He taught me that even geniuses need other people to correct their thinking and vet their ideas. Most importantly, however, Nash taught me that anyone's mind can be beautiful if it focuses on producing beautiful ideas.
Kevin O'Leary

4 Steps to Being an All-Star Employee

Kevin O'Leary | May 25, 2015 | Business
Here are a few things you can do right from the start that will help you avoid the ax and give you a firm foothold in the workplace. If you're in the position to hire, honing these attributes will also help you spot the same qualities in winners who will come work for you.
Laura Dunn

Women in Business Q&A: Professor Linda Scott, DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Oxford, Said Business School

Laura Dunn | May 25, 2015 | Business
Professor Scott works with multinational companies, NGOs, and governments on programs designed to help women economically. She also curates Power Shift: The Oxford Forum for Women in the World Economy, an annual symposium.
Laura Dunn

Women in Business Q&A: Madison Robinson, Founder, FishFlops

Laura Dunn | May 25, 2015 | Business
Madison Nicole Robinson is a 17-year-old designer best known as the creator of FishFlops®, a popular line of footwear for kids and young adults. Madison was born on Galveston Island, Texas and spent many days on Galveston beaches with her family.
Laura Dunn

Women in Business Q&A: Ursula Morgenstern, CEO Atos UK & Ireland

Laura Dunn | May 25, 2015 | Business
Ursula Morgenstern is CEO for Atos UK and Ireland and Global Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Software. Atos is an international leader in digital services with annual revenues of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries.
Melinda Emerson

How to Build a Brand for Your Small Business

Melinda Emerson | May 25, 2015 | Business
When it comes to your business, how do you figure out what your brand will be? Businesses should always know how people would recognize their business by developing a clear brand. Is it really just about your logo? No!
David Sable

Memory, Karma and Desire

David Sable | May 25, 2015 | Business
Every year, around this time, as the United States approaches its national day of commemoration aptly called Memorial Day. I am struck by the nature, the very essence of memory and what it really means, what it can achieve and the flip side -- the deep harm it can catalyze.
Don McNay

Bankruptcy Judge Joe Lee: Elizabeth Warren Before There Was an Elizabeth Warren

Don McNay | May 25, 2015 | Politics
All movements have unsung heroes whose work set the stage for the next generation to come along and make real change. Judge Lee's impact on the world of bankruptcy was monumental and touched every person in the U.S., but he was one of those people who set the stage for an Elizabeth Warren to come along and make some of the beliefs he felt so strongly become reality.
David Ongchoco

Young & Entrepreneurial: Social-Impact Startup Soceana Founder Tess Michaels -- Your Not-So-Ordinary 21-Year Old CEO

David Ongchoco | May 24, 2015 | Business
Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world. By sharing the stories of these individuals, I hope to inspire youth from all over the world to follow their passions, to take the road less traveled...
Robert Kuttner

The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming!

Robert Kuttner | May 25, 2015 | Politics
Robots have indeed eliminated a great deal of factory work and are rapidly moving on to product design, medical diagnostics, research, teaching, accounting, translating, copy editing, and a great deal more. Once-secure professions are no longer safe. From that, many economists conclude that we may just have to adjust to a high plateau of unemployment. That assumption is malarkey.
Ira Kalb

Hidden Costs From Our Dependence on Fossil Fuels

Ira Kalb | May 24, 2015 | Business
It is estimated that 80 to 85 percent of the energy consumed in the U.S. is from fossil fuels. One of the main reasons given for continuing to use this energy source is that it is much less expensive than alternatives. The true cost, however, depends on what you include in the calculation, and there are so many costs not figured in the bills we pay for energy.
Joel Shatzky

Educating for Democracy: The Rule of Law and the Law of the Rulers -- A Lesson for Memorial Day

Joel Shatzky | May 24, 2015 | College
Since the media have been regularly reporting on indictments and investigations of corporate crime and those responsible for billions of dollars through illegal activity, it becomes apparent that these rich and powerful figures, who now have "the best government money can buy," enjoy a "law of the rulers" instead of the "rule of law" for which many Americans have fought and died.
Ben Wikler

The TPP Is Corporate America's 'Precious,' but the House Is Mount Doom

Ben Wikler | May 24, 2015 | Politics
Thanks to a 20-year push to avoid making the NAFTA mistake twice, there is now a progressive coalition capable of tossing fast track and corporate-giveaway trade deals into the fiery depths of a congressional volcano. The House of Representatives could very well be the Trans-Pacific Partnership's Mount Doom.
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