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Capitalism

Turning Swords into High Speed Rail - Obama's iAmerica

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

President Obama wants to bulk up high-speed rail, and scale down defense spending. FDR converted peace-time manufacturers into a dominating wartime pr...

Creating Change in the Midst of Crisis: Re-thinking Our Values

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

In past years at Davos, I often found myself in early morning optional sessions on social responsibility, in small rooms on the third floor of the c...

Why We All Should Applaud the Banking Industry

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Those who simply worked hard day and in day out? Should they be punished? Or should we, the employees, be the first beneficiary of corporate largesse?

Capitalism's Woes Cheered At World Social Forum

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil — Leftists in Brazil for a week of protests against capitalism denounced corporate greed on the second day of the World Soc...

Absolute Corruption Is the Rule in America

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Often, people will look at a high-profile example of corruption, and conclude that the egregious act is an exception to the rule. In reality, it might be the tip of the iceberg.

Progressive Cultural Consumers Far From Socialists

Patricia Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Patricia Martin

98% of people who might otherwise be characterized as progressive (shopping green, recycling, and engaging in creative pursuits) agree with the statement, "My success depends on me."

The Chamber of Commerce's Jobs Deception Campaign

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Trumka

Unions are popularly known as "the folks who brought you the weekend." In contrast, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has the distinction of trying to take away a long and ugly list of benefits.

Robber Barons and the Banking System

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Perkins

We have placed abusive CEOs on pedestals, glorifying their excessive wealth, multiple mansions, mega-yachts, and luxurious private jets. For years we have revered and thus empowered these people.

To "Americans for Prosperity" Capitalism Is a Love Story

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The only distinguishing feature of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation's "National Defending the American Dream Summit" was its astonishing homogeneity both in thought and in demography.

Robert Shiller: Market Bubbles Part Of Human Psychology, Won't Be Eradicated

newsweek.com | Robert Shiller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When it comes to market bubbles and how they are created, very little, if anything, has changed. This is because human psychology has not changed. Mas...

HuffPost Readers Bear Witness To Recession: "No Matter What Some Politicians Tell You, America is Hurting"

HuffPost's Eyes & Ears | Zach Dorfman/Mallika Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As part of our effort to comprehensively track the effect of the recession, we are asking readers around the country for their stories. These contrib...

Economic Meltdown -- A Call for Systemic Change

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Perkins

We have been hoodwinked into believing that a mutant form of capitalism espoused by Milton Friedman and promoted by President Reagan and every president since is acceptable.

Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Wall Street and the Tolling of the Bell For America's Meritocracy

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

American capitalism has now become rotten to the core. Gone is the American capitalist impulse's unique sense of fair play and adherence to a level playing field, accessible to all.

N.O.P.E.: National Organization of Pissed Off Elders

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

I want to create a new organization to stamp out stupidity and indifference and restore common decency and goodwill into society. I think I'll call it the National Organization of Pissed-Off Elders (N.O.P.E.).

Rewarding Failure: Banks Set To Offer Record Bonuses

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

The future of the US is in a deep pile of dirty diapers if we willingly and knowingly continue to destroy capitalism by rewarding the behavior of failures.

Marcy Kaptur's Fight Club

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Today, the New York Times announced the 100th small bank failure of 2009. Don't expect any mourning. The bank isn't named "JPMorgan Chase."

Stimulus, Schmimulus -- We Need Jobs to Build a Sustainable Economy

Charlie Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlie Cooper

We can return to full employment by creating jobs that lay the foundation for shared prosperity, or we can wait for the captains of capitalism to rescue us under the same trickle-down paradigm that has failed so spectacularly.

The Revolution Will Be Tweeted

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Shermer

Trade--the free exchange of products, services, and ideas between people--will not prevent war, but it attenuates its likelihood.

The Attack Of The Killer Holiday E-Discounts

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

This news arrived via e-mail just this morning: Canon USA wants me to Wrap Up All My Holiday Shopping right now, and has many ways for me to save money.

Let's Buy Donald Trump's Jet!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

If they're publicly asking for $4 million, I'll bet we could get it for $3 million. Putting the plane itself up as collateral we could probably finance, say 85% of it. That's less than half a million.

Lessons For US Economic Policy From The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

Newsweek | Michael Hirsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The abrupt and miserable end of the socialist experiment--it all happened so fast, with East Germany getting absorbed into West Germany on Oct. 3, 199...

Social Purpose Becomes the New Social Status in Business

Mitchell Markson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mitchell Markson

While full-on capitalism may still be our love story (I hear you Michael Moore), a kinder, gentler, more benevolent and yet still profit-driven form of marketing and business is on the rise.

Joseph Stiglitz: Moral Bankruptcy

Mother Jones | Joseph Stiglitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

We have created a society in which materialism overwhelms moral commitment, in which the rapid growth that we have achieved is not sustainable environ...

Wall Street Treasury Complex is the Problem

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

An examination of the causes of the financial meltdown and proposals for reform to prevent new catastrophic bubbles from forming and bursting.

Avatar: No Fantasy

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John McQuaid

Take a look at a real-world situation that tracks Avatar's concerns rather closely: mountaintop removal coal mining.