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Hardcore Black Friday Shopper Creates Man-Cave Outside Of Best Buy

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business

An Arizona man is making damn sure that nobody gets a better Black Friday deal than he does. Jarvis Johnson has been camped outside ...

The Long-Term Failure of Short-Term Thinking

FIXCapitalism | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business

Businesses have used a range of strategies to hold down wage growth -- outsourcing, subcontracting, avoiding union organizing and more. What's more, an "easy hire, easy fire" policy has led to diminished worker productivity and innovation.

Mindfulness Health Insurance: How We Heal the System (And Ourselves)

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

It's time we joined our Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and started leveraging health solutions at the site of greatest opportunity: the individual. Mindfulness can unlock this vast and under-utilized health resource. So what is mindfulness?

The Real Divide Between Sanders and Clinton

Jerome Karabel | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

The distinction between Sanders and Clinton as being between "socialism" and "capitalism" is misleading, for the real debate is about what type of capitalism the candidates favor.

What is the Role of Business in Society?

Jay Coen Gilbert | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact
Jay Coen Gilbert

Capitalism is the most powerful man-made force on the planet. It has played a central role in improving the quality of life for billions of people...

Capitalism, Socialism and Communism

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

If asked, most people would likely declare that they know fairly well what the terms in the title mean. In the heat of the election year political deb...

Can Marketing Improve Capitalism?

FIXCapitalism | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business

Capitalism did not need much marketing in earlier times when products were scarce and people waited in lines to buy something. Today products aren't scarce, they are superabundant. Today it is customers who are scarce. Customers either don't have enough income to buy things or they lack motivation to buy.

Can You Make The World Happier?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

If you had the opportunity to make the whole world happier, where would you start? Educate adults and children about the tested, practical steps they can take to consistently flourish? Measure wellbeing at a national level to shape government policies? Overhaul capitalism to be less self-serving?

Who Is David Barton And How Has His Influence Sanitized History And Dumbed Down Our Children's Text Books?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

The goal of such a propaganda campaign is to teach conservative Republican values like unquestioned obedience to authority, the ethical superiority of capitalism, and the sanctity of American exceptionalism, which is a given if one erases our shameful history of slavery, the genocide of American Indians, and Jim Crow.

Challenging the Corpocracy: When Art Confronts Capitalism

FIXCapitalism | Posted 11.02.2015 | Arts

The Station Museum of Contemporary Art in Houston is hosting Corpocracy, a group exhibition surveying culture jamming, intervention, satire and viral strategies in relation to capitalism and corporate culture through the works of 13 artists.

What's in a Name? Bernie Sanders, the Socialist Candidate

Van Gosse | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Van Gosse

What difference does it make in the U.S. context that Sanders is an avowed socialist? Why should anyone care, given that his policy prescriptions already place him firmly on the Democratic left? Shouldn't we care more about policies than ideological labels?

Jonathan Chait Rips Naomi Klein's Climate Change Book

New York Magazine | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.24.2015 | Politics

One of the hardiest and most irresistible political fallacies holds that, if your side’s agenda is failing, it has failed only because weak-kne...

Unpaid Interns of the World, Unite! The U.N. and Work in the 21st Century

Omer Aziz | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Omer Aziz

In a world where 1.2 billion youth are unemployed across the world, wealth inequality is increasing and work itself has become a scarce opportunity. Payment for work has become a luxury; you can consider yourself lucky if you are able to sell your labor not for money, but for work experience.

What is a Conscious Business? An Interview with Raj Sisodia

FIXCapitalism | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business

Raj Sisodia is a leading figure in the Conscious Capitalism movement - he is the FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. He is also Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc.

Reimagining Financial Capitalism: Promoting Socially-Responsible Investment in Cuba

Jose Gabilondo | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Jose Gabilondo

For over half a century, Cuba has resisted its good neighbor to the North. Will Cuba maintain this tradition of self-determination while playing a bigger role in a global financial market? Letting foreign investors repatriate profits while safeguarding the island's sovereign prerogatives is part of the answer.

Who Is Ayn Rand Paul Ryan?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The so-called "Libertarian" battle cry of "liberty" and "freedom" through "personal responsibility" sounds wonderful on the surface, but we have to ask ourselves as individuals and as a nation, what do they really mean by and what are the costs of this alleged "liberty" and "freedom"?

Is Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Telling Us the Truth About His Company?

Steven Hill | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Steven Hill

The clear and simple truth is that Airbnb has drifted very far from its origins, and is no longer simply a platform of "regular people" hosts. It has morphed into a giant loophole for professional real estate operatives.

Celebrating the Future at Bristol's New Economy Summit

Jules Peck | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Jules Peck

This week I had the great pleasure to be one of the hosts of a wonderfully energetic and creative two-day summit on the new economy in Bristol, asking what the future could look like for money, business, ownership, cities and much more.

Dear Philippines: Fighting Inequality Is the Mission of Our Time

Jan Albert Suing | Posted 10.15.2015 | World
Jan Albert Suing

The Philippines is not a stranger to the issue of socio-economic inequality. A study by a research and advisory firm in 2011 revealed that the gap between the rich and poor is widest in the Philippines as compared with other Southeast Asian nations.

How A Catholic Billionaire Explains Pope Francis' Suspicion Of Capitalism

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business

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The Boomerang Intellectual

John Feffer | Posted 10.13.2015 | World
John Feffer

If an American wants to experience pure capitalism, they should leave Chicago and come to Budapest. No local politician in Illinois would be allowed to say the things that any Polish, Hungarian politician says: "Oh, you have nothing to eat? Well, you should be more enterprising!"

A Democratic Economics Inspired by the Constitution: How to Make 2016 a Transformative Election

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

The stars appear to be aligning for a major swing in American economic, social and political attitudes in the direction of progressive Democrats.

What Was Piers Morgan Thinking When Celebrating His "Whiteness"?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 10.09.2015 | Black Voices
Marvin Meadors

Equating some imaginary white struggle with the contemporary black experience in America just shows a superficiality, a banality that while, perhaps not racist in itself, is certainly unserious and unworthy of someone who considers himself an opinion maker.

Stephen Hawking Says We Should Really Be Scared Of Capitalism, Not Robots

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business

Machines won't bring about the economic robot apocalypse -- but greedy humans will, according to physicist Stephen Hawking. In a Reddit Ask Me Anythin...

Pope Francis's Hollow Rhetoric On Place of LGBTQ People in the Church

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Rather than requiring women to ask it for forgiveness, the Vatican needs, instead, to ask those of us whom it has repressed and oppressed for forgiveness of its sins throughout its existence.