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Corporate Corruption

What's Wrong With the NFL Is What's Wrong With America

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Sexism. A culture of violence. Untrustworthy leadership. Runaway wealth inequality. An indifference to workers' health. Employees who are above the law. Hush-hush financing. Multimillion-dollar tax breaks. We're not talking about America's top corporations. We're talking about the NFL.

Lynne Peeples

Corporate Execs Sent To Prison Over Toxic Chemical Bribery | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green

On Nov. 22, 2006, Paul Jennings received an email from a fellow executive at his chemical company. "As you are aware, Indonesia was planning to go lea...

The Democrats' 'Third Way' Quarrel Could Change Your Future

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Wall Street deregulation shattered the economy. You can't stand with them, support corporate-friendly tax and trade policies, push for "entitlement" cuts with cynical and misleading arguments -- and still claim to be a "progressive" who opposes wealth inequality.

10 Companies Accused Of Bribing Foreign Countries

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 08.02.2013 | Business

It's sketchy business, bribing foreign officials -- sketchy enough that it's hard to believe some of America's most well-known companies have been ac...

The Death Toll Rises in Bangladesh as Legal Impunity for the Powerful Rules

Frank Vogl | Posted 07.02.2013 | World
Frank Vogl

What has happened in Bangladesh could happen in many other countries that enable powerful politicians and their business cronies to act all too often as if they are above the law.

A Key Issue To American Voters

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - With less than two months to go before the U.S. presidential election, a new survey...

Ministry Rules Bribes Can't Be Tax Deductible

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business

Sorry, Russian business executives: writing off bribes as tax deductions just isn’t going to fly. That’s what the Russian Finance Ministry rece...

Preying on the Poor

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Barbara Ehrenreich

Lenders, including major credit companies as well as payday lenders, have taken over the traditional role of the street-corner loan shark, charging the poor insanely high rates of interest.

Why Blodget Gets a Pass

Joshua M. Brown | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Joshua M. Brown

I take the position in my book that Henry Blodget was essentially scapegoated and made an example of. Why Henry, you ask? Here are the primary reasons:

Dan Froomkin

Congress Flips Bird To Occupy Wall Street | Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even as protesters fed up with corporate power are occupying Wall Street, Congress is rushing to oblige it. In an iconic example of h...

The New War of Independence -- Against Corporate Politics

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This July 4, politics is too important to be left to the politicians. The stakes are too high and the system is too broken. Citizen action is everyone's job now.

MadisonWorld: A Future Where Corporations Have Human Rights... and Humans Don't

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This week we saw state troopers in Madison tearing peaceful protestors out of their own capitol after the state's Senate voted to deprive them of their Constitutional rights. Welcome to the United States 2.0.

Where Is the Middle?

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Democrats need moderate swing voters to win elections: there is no doubt about that. But the remaining question is how best we get them.

Granny D in the Mountains

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail McGowan Mellor

What I see is her eyes, which at 100 were the sparkling blue of intense young intelligence burning with earned strength, wisdom and discernment. She died March 9, 2010, not that she ever will.

Illinois Family Sells Company, Gives 6.6 Million Dollars In Bonuses (VIDEO)

Toan Lam | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Toan Lam

Laurence and Florence Spungen and their four children sold their PEER Bearing company last fall and gave the money to employees as bonuses (some bonuses were six figures) based on years of service.