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Corporate Greed

Imagining Our Way Out of the Unimaginable

Kenny Ausubel | Posted 10.23.2016 | Green
Kenny Ausubel

Opening Remarks from the 2016 Bioneers Conference "If we appear to seek the unattainable, then let it be known that we do so to avoid the unimaginabl...

How corporate America can curb income inequality and make more money too

The Conversation US | Posted 09.27.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Wallace Hopp, University of Michigan Scorpion met Frog on a river bank and asked him for a ride to the other side. "How do I know you won't sting m...

Greed and Drugs, Sex and Rock 'n' Roll.

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 09.02.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

Seriously. I am getting so old (or the news is getting so bad) that the mere act of reading the newspaper causes me to hear my blood pressure. Literally. The other day I was reading about EpiPen and it sounded like the Quicksilver Big Wave Invitational in my head.

Taxpayers Funded A Lifesaving Drug And Guess What Happened Next

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Our nation pays - by far - the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. As a result of these prices, nearly one in five Americans cannot afford to fill their prescriptions. At what point do we say our tax system, our publicly funded research and our patent system are not serving the public interest?

Vanishing The People's Wealth To Make The Bosses Richer

Ralph Nader | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Ralph Nader

How do these trillions of dollars of inert money accumulate? From conniving management that doesn't know how -- or want -- to deploy it to increase the value of the company and its stakeholders.

How MBA Programs Drive Inequality

Lynn Parramore | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Shareholder-value ideology provides a cover for destructive behavior that tends to heighten inequality in our society.

Hell and Hedge Funds

Robert Greenwald | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

While the Republican National Committee is attempting to keep the address of tonight's Trump fundraiser in New York top secret, reliable sources suggest it will take place somewhere in Dante's Fourth Circle of Hell.

Marketing Mass Slaughter

Robert Greenwald | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Let's start by calling for a full-on permanent ban on weapons like the AR-15, guns that were designed to do exactly what they did, in Orlando, in Aurora, in Newtown, in San Bernadino, in Umpqua.

Veterans Befuddle Trump

Hal Donahue | Posted 06.05.2016 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Military and their families are different. Last month, I attended an American Veterans Committee event with the World Veterans Federation. Full disclo...

The Art of the Steal: GE's Massive $270 Million Massachusetts Megadeal

Mike Leyba | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Mike Leyba

Many at the State House, in City Hall, and in the local press are flat-out giddy to roll-out the red carpet for GE. There is however, a growing resistance (both inside the State House and outside) to hold our elected leaders accountable for squandering public funds.

NRA Convention: Dwindling Membership, Desperate Rhetoric

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

For years the National Rifle Association has maintained its stranglehold on national politics by convincing politicians that it is politically invincible. But now there is fresh evidence -- actual numbers -- that show the NRA is increasingly feeling the heat of Americans' shifting attitudes about gun violence prevention.

Commercialization Abuses Tainting Sports

Ken Reed | Posted 05.20.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

Depending on your perspective, sport is either thriving or disintegrating today. From a purely commercial enterprise perspective, sport has never been stronger.

Chill, Old People: Millennials Know What They're Doing

Valerie Alexander | Posted 05.19.2016 | College
Valerie Alexander

This past weekend, I had the honor and privilege of being the commencement speaker at my alma mater, Trinity University. The invitation came from our new university president last October and was one of the most artfully-worded requests I've ever received.

Why Purpose Kicks Greed's Butt Every Time

Ted Harro | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Ted Harro

Recently, my almost-15-year-old son was assigned a project for his computer science class at school. The task was to profile a technological innovatio...

An Open Letter to Adam Silver

Ken Reed | Posted 05.11.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

Based on the NBA's crass commercialization in recent years, and the fact that you have now slapped ads on every aspect of an NBA game, it's clear that the greed of your league's owners knows no bounds.

Could Corporate Sustainability Result in a Big Short on Humanity?

Mark Coleman | Posted 05.10.2016 | Green
Mark Coleman

A tremendous amount of progress has been made, particularly with regard to the increased awareness of climate change, water scarcity, human rights, an...

Expiring Airline Miles: Just One More Way to Penalize the Poor

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Samuel C. Spitale

When I logged in to my Southwest account last week, I was surprised to find my 30,000 accumulated miles were missing. Apparently, they disappeared aft...

Does My Voice Matter?

Deidre McMillan | Posted 04.25.2016 | Parents
Deidre McMillan

FABulites, Can we talk? I have an issue that's been weighing kind of heavy on my conscious since it happened and I'd Love the chance to share it with ...

New York: Bernie Sanders Is Our Last Chance

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

"We won't see a presidential candidate like Bernie again in our lifetimes." As I heard these words, spoken by a woman at a Sanders campaign event recently, I felt a chill go through me. Because I knew she was right. We won't.

Obama Can Stop Pfizer's Tax Rip-Off

Frank Clemente | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Frank Clemente

You already know big pharmaceutical companies are ripping you off by charging too much for their medicines. But did you know they're also hurting you by dodging their fair share of taxes?

Maybe it's a Different World Where Exxon Mobil Lives

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 02.19.2016 | Green
Kerrie L Cooper

Recently the LA Times ran an op-ed by Neva Rockefeller Goodwin in which she details the reasons why she donated her shares of Exxon Mobil to the family's environmental foundation.

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

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 02.17.2016 | 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.

What Davos-Bashers Must do Before the Next Episode of Bashing

Shelly Batra | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Shelly Batra

Another Davos event has come and gone. The World Economic Forum surpassed itself this year at the 2016 Annual Summit. Now that the dust has settled a...

Denmark Has Figured Out One Way To Foil Corporate Greed

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business

NEW YORK -- Denmark is not the socialist utopia celebrated by Sen. Bernie Sanders during the first Democratic presidential debate in October. Just ask...

Bernie Sanders' Health Care for All and Free College: Idealism or Practical Realism?

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Bernard Starr

To call health care for all and free college education idealism is to deny realistic possibilities in the service of an ideology that idealizes greed and eschews compassion and courage. It's defeatism and a betrayal of the American way.