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Pope Francis Offers Rallying Cry Against The Exploitation Of Workers

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.03.2017 | Religion

Pope Francis on Wednesday issued a scathing critique of capitalism on a trip to Mexico’s border with the United States, saying that God will hold ac...

Sanders and Trump: How the Political and Media Establishment Got 2016 So Wrong

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Perhaps the biggest story coming out of campaign 2016 is not the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, but the fact that the media and political establishment never saw it coming. And the fact that they never saw it coming perfectly explains the rise of Sanders and Trump.

We Often Regret Greed, But Never Generosity

Derrick De Lise | Posted 02.12.2017 | Religion
Derrick De Lise

As Christians, we are directly called by Jesus, through the beatitudes, to take care of the less fortunate. So often we make excuses to avoid this. When was the last time you regretted giving someone a gift?

What's the Difference Between Capitalism and Democratic Socialism?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

As I listen to the campaign speeches of the Republican and Democratic presidential front-runners - each outlining their views for the future of America - it seems to me that it boils down to one central question.

The Drone Invasion

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

If Jeff Bezos, the billionaire CEO of Amazon, has his way, thousands of drones could soon be hurtling through the airspace above our heads, delivering millions of packages to Amazon's customers. Instead of having to wait the eternity of a day to receive their orders, consumers could get them in 30 minutes, or less.

The 2016 Elections: The Questions Virtually No One Is Asking Much Less Answering!

Beth Green | Posted 01.28.2017 | Politics
Beth Green

We are inundated by a culture of ego, and we wonder what's wrong. How could our politicians be so corrupt? How could political parties try to gerrymander?

Fixing Capitalism

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics
Benjamin T. Solomon

As a proponent of both democracy and capitalism, I've always wondered why opponents have negatively critiqued capitalism. Until the Wall St. Crash of 2008, and its subsequent Great Recession, I took no notice. The basic argument against was greed. 2008 confirmed this.

I Embrace Democratic Socialism

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

No country in the world today stands as a fully Socialist state, but rather, some of the most successful economies combine elements of Capitalism with Socialism to create greater degrees of equity and lesser disparities between the rich, the poor, and those on the continuum in between.

Feminist Leader Gloria Steinhem's Thoughts On Social Media And Capitalism

Quora | Posted 01.21.2017 | Impact
Quora

Social media have been a huge advance in women's access to information, ability to contact each other, to call for organizing on the ground, and to do so in safety.

Thinking Globally and Systemically: The 2016 Food Justice Summit

Andrea Brower | Posted 01.14.2017 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

Control over food, and the resources necessary to produce food, has had a long and intimate relationship with the economic logic that currently rules ...

The Real Climate Change Hoax

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.

Democracy Trumped

Robert Kuttner | Posted 12.27.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Democracy has been seriously weakened by the role of big money on one flank, and by massive voter cynicism about politics and government on the other. In a national security crisis with no easy solutions, it is a sitting duck for a demagogue like Trump.

The 'Disease' Our World Suffers From

Zita Luiten | Posted 12.08.2016 | Impact
Zita Luiten

We live in a world of opposites, a world of contrasts, disparity, divergence. West vs East, modern vs traditional, liberal vs conservative, good vs ba...

The Drama Of Albania

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 12.04.2016 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Since I deliberately landed in Albania this past Sunday 30-August I have met about one hundred of the country's most relevant personalities, including...

The Truth About Unemployment

FIXCapitalism | Posted 12.04.2016 | Business
FIXCapitalism

In order to maximize our country's productivity and prosperity, we need a dramatic increase in attractive jobs. Workers can't be shamed into taking jobs with political rhetoric like "get a job you lazy bum!"

The Unexpected History of American Capitalism

The Alternative Banking Group of OWS | Posted 12.03.2016 | Politics
The Alternative Banking Group of OWS

The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prevents the government from depriving (certain) people of "life, liberty, or property" without due process of law. That's pretty vague on its face, and it may be an historical accident that we have focused mainly on the "property" angle ever since.

Foxmongering, the Greed Machine, and Poverty Profiteers: A Unifying Theory of Republican Politics

Dean Trippe | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics
Dean Trippe

Following the recent mass shooter attack in Colorado, many Americans are rightly considering the deadly and foreseeable consequences of the right-wing media's role in the dissemenation of demonstrably false accusations of fetal body part sales by the national community health care provider Planned Parenthood.

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 of a Best Buy in t...

The Long-Term Failure of Short-Term Thinking

FIXCapitalism | Posted 11.19.2016 | Business
FIXCapitalism

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 11.18.2016 | 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 11.12.2016 | 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 11.10.2016 | 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 by ...

Capitalism, Socialism and Communism

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 11.10.2016 | 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 11.11.2016 | Business
FIXCapitalism

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 11.06.2016 | 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?