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North Korea Weighs In On Occupy Wall Street

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea is bragging about its socialist system, saying the Occupy Wall Street movement shows that people are fed up with cap...

In Defense of Capitalism, Hope and Freedom

Steph Thompson | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Steph Thompson

Hope is what got our president elected, it is what makes the stock market surge, what draws new immigrants to our shores every day. Hope is what we cannot lose and what will make us great again.

Occupy Wall St.-Capitalism Meets Distributive Justice

Doug Noll | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Doug Noll

Wise political leaders who value their positions should be taking note and not ignoring the demands of distributive justice.

The End of American Business: Not With a Bang but a Whimper

Dan Agin | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business
Dan Agin

So what lies ahead? If the present political madness continues, our future will see our economy in a ditch. Probably at least for a miserable decade.

What Does Wall Street Really Want?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 12.12.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Occupy Wall Street has turned the spotlight in the general vicinity of Wall Street, but unfortunately it has yet to force Wall Street to articulate its own reason for existence.

What Do You Really Want Wall Street?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Occupy Wall Street has turned the spotlight in the general vicinity of Wall Street, but unfortunately it has yet to force Wall Street to articulate its own reason for existence.

Eating from the Same Dish: Liberals and Conservatives Should Both Enjoy "Local" Food

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home
Paul Schwennesen

The revival of local food and local markets is an interesting phenomenon. While it still marches under the banner of the left, it blurs the political distinctions enough that the right ought to feel comfortable joining in.

OCCUPY Your City and Make History

Robert Greenwald | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The Occupy Wall Street protest is a full bore indictment against corporate greed and dysfunctional government. It's a demand for nation building here ...

David Korten: Capitalism's Threat to Democracy (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Rebecca Gerendasy

In this frank interview with noted author and visionary David Korten, he minces no words about the dangers our current capitalist system poses to demo...

Join the Resistance: The Power of No

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 12.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Self-examination can be challenging and scary. But the rewards to true awareness of our own excesses can be the path to a much better life.

A Baby Boomer's Advice To The Millennials Occupying Wall Street

Judith Samuelson | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business
Judith Samuelson

Whether their disgust with Wall Street is fueled by a lack of jobs or a more complex analysis was not apparent to me, but I trust we will be hearing more from the Millennials.

As President Lech Walesa Said to President Lula Da Silva

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

Observing our small bore politicians bickering while America risks fiscal and moral collapse from the vantage point of a ceremony in Gdansk, Poland --...

Thoughts on a Roll of Toilet Paper

Robin Quivers | Posted 12.03.2011 | Black Voices
Robin Quivers

How does it feel to be the person who just keeps making the roll of toilet paper smaller? What is it like to work at that company? Certainly, it's no time to take on new employees. It doesn't take more people to make less.

Capitalism to Be Replaced By Surrealism

Spencer Green | Posted 12.02.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Under surrealism, price determination will be based on the toss of a two-headed cloud during the hours of 3:00am to eleventy-never, while money will be different kinds of soup, ranging from New England barbed wire to cream of enervation.

"Something Has Started": Michael Moore on the Occupy Wall Street Protests That Could Spark a Movement

Democracy Now! | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Oscar-winning filmmaker, best-selling author and provocateur laureate Michael Moore elaborated on his support of the Occupy Wall Street protests in Ne...

Designing New Financial Instruments

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business
Soren Petersen

Our current financial system, with its high dynamic and detail complexity is sensitive to manipulation and prone to herd-behavior. The outcome is often creative destruction, leading to the poorly tolerated periodic bubbles and bursts.

Can I Get a Witness?! The Evolution of Capitalism

Jay Coen Gilbert | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact
Jay Coen Gilbert

Benefit corporation legislation is important because it sets us free to use the power of business to pursue a higher purpose and because it provides us with the tools to reach our full potential as human beings.

The West and the Rest in a One-Model-Fits-All World

Pepe Escobar | Posted 11.26.2011 | World
Pepe Escobar

When capitalism hits the intensive care unit, the ones who pay the hospital bill are always the most vulnerable -- and the bill is invariably paid in blood.

Private Sector Conscription: Can Mandatory Company Service Work?

Nicole Lapin | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business
Nicole Lapin

In a time of fear-based, dog-eat-dog capitalism, why in the world would the stewards of the free marketplace give their stuff or services away for the common good?

Capitalism's Seven Debtly Sins

Simon Mainwaring | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Simon Mainwaring

We are possibly in for the same economic meltdown that ricocheted around the world, driven by the same moral meltdown that preceded and precipitated it. I describe this as a meltdown of values as capitalism's "seven debtly sins."

Why Did Capitalism Fail?

Bob Burnett | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business
Bob Burnett

The global economy is splintering. U.S. voters hate all politicians and there's political unrest throughout the world. The root cause of this turmoil is the failure of the dominant economic paradigm -- global corporate capitalism.

Why Isn't the Economy Recovering?

Jim Worth | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business
Jim Worth

For most Americans it has been a slow and painful recovery from this recession. Analysts, politicians, and pundits continually offer excuses for the ...

Former Russian Presidential Nominee Opens Sex Museum

latimes.com | Sergei L. Loiko | Posted 10.03.2011 | Arts

Reporting from Moscow— A boy from a poor family makes good, opens the first sex shop in his hometown, wins the mayor's job by a landslide, defies th...

Europe and the End of Financial Capitalism

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 09.28.2011 | World
Alexander Goerlach

The mechanism behind the redistribution of money is not the survival of the best ideas, as the proponents of the free market want to tell us. Instead, investments are loaded with risk while toxic assets are passed back and forth among the big players.

Is Capitalism Moral? Wrong Question...

Pierre Whalon | Posted 09.21.2011 | Business
Pierre Whalon

As we contemplate the inability of the economy to lift itself out of the depression that has devastated our common life, there is a temptation to say that capitalism is all wrong, immoral.