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Corporate Greed

Corporations Won't Self-Regulate

Barbra Streisand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barbra Streisand

We can't assume that companies like BP and Halliburton will spend the time and money to ensure environmental safety, just like we have learned the hard way that Wall Street will not safeguard our life savings.

Eco Etiquette: Are Women Greener Than Men?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I got into a heated debat...

Hey, Free Marketeers, the Burden of Proof Is on You

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Philip Goldberg

Here's my modest proposal: corporate big shots should create a self-policing body with real teeth. After all, many professions have organizations that hold their members accountable.

Madoff On The Loose; Impostor In Prison

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sally Kohn

Reports are surfacing that the man sent to prison for 150 years for defrauding hundreds of investors of $65 billion was not, in fact, mastermind Bernie Madoff but an impostor Madoff.

In The Public Interest: A Stroll Down Main Street Finds Fans of Financial Reform

Shannon Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannon Nelson

Main Street in Wisconsin is just like Main Street everywhere else, and we're wondering if the U.S. Senate back East will stand up for us this spring. ...

'Road From Ruin' LIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW TOMORROW 11am EST: Economist Writer Matthew Bishop And HuffPost Washington Bureau Chief Dan Froomkin

Amy Hertz | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

It's the end of the month and we're wrapping up the conversation on our March HuffPost book club pick on rebuilding capitalism from the wreck of the financial crisis.

Can America Return to an Indigenous Economy?

Mark Cassello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Cassello

A full recovery may come, but a sustainable recovery is more likely to occur when corporations re-learn the value of taking root in the communities in which they operate.

How Soon Until the Free Market Stops the Oil Spill?

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

This is a spoiled, petulant and entitled corporation operating in a largely deregulated free market atmosphere. Are we to believe that it's acting responsibly and with the best interests of the Gulf in mind? Not a chance in hell.

Green News Report -- June 1, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: OILpocalypse ...

The Best Pranks of 2010

The Yes Men | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Yes Men

These pranks employed the most state-of-the-art PR and marketing tools, were engineered by the most pedigreed pranksters on earth, and impacted the media and public opinion in far-reaching ways while leaving nary a fingerprint.

TV's 'Survivor' as Mirror to America

Bill Donius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bill Donius

In the final episode, good prevailed when fellow contestants voted against the evil, manipulative, lying, 'swearing on kids' lives' player, Russell.

'Dead End Gene Pool': Hilarious Dysfunction At The End Of The Vanderbilt Line

The Huffington Post | Wendy Burden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From "Dead End Gene Pool" by Wendy Burden Prologue It's a testament to his libido, if not his character, that Cornelius Vanderbilt died of syphilis ...

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Noughties

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Azeem Ibrahim

Most CEOs agree that over the course of the last decade, it has become more important for firms to show that they are socially responsible. The case for corporate social responsibility is based on a few simple premises.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Financial Reform Won't Alter Capitalism's Icarus Trajectory

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stuart Whatley

This era's troubling reality is that economics now dictates our cultural values. We no longer have a say in how resources, production, and mutual prosperity should be systematized to achieve the best society for all.

Personifying Corporate Greed

Stuart Appelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stuart Appelbaum

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group CEO Larry Young probably doesn't worry about how he'll provide for his family. You don't have to when you're squeezing money out of the employees who helped build your business.

Back on the Street to Fight the STREET

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Millions of Americans are living in fear--for their jobs. When a job disappears, working people are gripped with a fear that high-flying hedge fund ma...

How to Get Away With Murder: Guidant and Corporate Criminal Justice

Michael Santos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Santos

After the Guidant Corporation sold flawed heart defibrillators which killed six people, prosecutors negotiated a fine of $296 million -- just 1% of what Boston Scientific paid to acquire it after the investigation began.

Can "Evil" Corporations Become Conscious Corporations?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

This isn't a stark contrast of good versus evil or us versus them. The traits we hate in corporate behavior belong to society as a whole.

Getting Arrested for Health Insurance Reform

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kieschnick

I might get arrested for this confrontation. I am prepared for that. I have done everything else, yet the health insurance market is getting worse and Congress has been intimidated into not acting.

Non-Profit Self Dealing at the Core of Health Care Inflation?

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

What is self dealing? Self dealing is directing business of the corporation to entities in which the director or board member may have interest.

Chemical Insecurity

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Simple, inexpensive, and common sense changes, like substituting or reducing the amount of lethal gases stored on-site, would protect millions of people from harm.

Tiger's Apology: Well That Was Uncomfortable

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Stu Kreisman

I got the feeling that the real reason for today's speech was more about the corporate Tiger than the personal.

Earth and the Balance of Powers: What the Citizens United Ruling Means for the Environment

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Corporations are not just citizens united to make protected speech, but artificial structures entitled to legal and tax advantages different from individual citizens. They exist for the avowed purpose of making money -- not advocating policy.

Dude, Where's My Handout?

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sean Paige

Documentarian Michael Moore seeks $1 million in filmmaker subsidies from his home state.