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Corporate Greed

Jewish Mother Stands Up Against the Trans Pacific Partnership

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Judy Frankel

After I gave a few examples of how the TPP can ruin the lives of Americans, (which I recorded), I admonished the young man from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his dereliction of duty in laying out the whole truth.

Changing America's Culture of Greed

John W. Traphagan | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics
John W. Traphagan

Every vote for a candidate from the right in the current political climate is a vote for more of the same -- extreme wealth and power concentrated in the hands of a very small segment of the population.

Congress: Put Families' Needs Over Corporate Greed

Linda Meric | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Linda Meric

This holiday season, Congress can continue giving tax breaks to the wealthy or stand with working families. Our nation has the resources to do better, we just need to help our lawmakers get their priorities straight.

The Truth About Unemployment

FIXCapitalism | Posted 12.04.2015 | 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!"

Tax Dodging Just One Part Of Pfizer's Corrupt Business Model

William Lazonick | Posted 12.06.2015 | Business
William Lazonick

If Pfizer is cash-constrained, it is far more likely that it is the golden handcuffs of stock-based executive pay that are the source of the problem.

The Lepers in America

René Zografos | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
René Zografos

While many Americans have two or three jobs on a daily basis, there are at the same time many people who are left outside of the daily working and soc...

What Foreigners Believe Is Wrong About America

René Zografos | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
René Zografos

The echo from most parts of the world is that "America is a country with the very best and the very worst." This article is about the very worst.

'Green News Report' - November 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A very bad week for fossil fuels: Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline; Pe...

Raising Revenues Must Be Central Goal of Budget Talks

Frank Clemente | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Frank Clemente

To create a budget that works for everyone - and not just wealthy special interests - Congress needs to raise significant revenue instead of cutting services. It's time for a more balanced approach to budgeting.

The Personal Toll of Corporate Medicine

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics
Rose Kumar, M.D.

I write this as a physician who can see through the façade and racket of what corporate medicine has created. My history of abuse gives me the sensitivity to feel it when it is present. The corporate system of health care is abusive.

Prediction: Trump vs Sanders in 2016

Judy Frankel | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment
Judy Frankel

Spoiler alert! If Republicans were given the choice of Trump or "other," most Republicans would vote "other." However, because our election system is "first past the post" (FPTP), the winner takes all.

The Volkswagen Cheating Scandal Reveals the True Nature of Capitalism

Cody Cain | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

This problem will not be fixed by slapping a big fine on Volkswagen. The problem is bigger than that. The problem lies with the system itself. We must decide whether our system should serve the interests of people, or profits. Right now, profits are winning.

How 'Cowspiracy' Rightly Shames Factory Farming

Julie Gray | Posted 09.29.2015 | Green
Julie Gray

If you thought Food, Inc. was a documentary about food that gave you second thoughts about what we eat, Cowspiracy, streaming on Netflix and co-produced by Appian Way (DiCaprio) will leave you sputtering with rage.

Hey Stupid... The Media Are Watching

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

Deceit, greed or just plain stupidity, there's no place to run or hide. A reporter or blogger is surely going to be there with a keyboard, camera or microphone.

Stop Hating Work

Nate Hanson | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Nate Hanson

We are all too familiar with the sinking feeling of Sunday evening. After indulging in a life-giving weekend full of things we love, we are now hours away from reentering the corporate race. When did it all go so wrong?

The Terrible Plight of the Average American Voter, Left and Right

Norman Lear | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Norman Lear

They are fed up with American leadership in every sector of our current culture, be they corporate, union, pharmaceutical, legal or political leaders. In their emotionally crowded lives American voters despair of being aided, let alone led by them.

The Fantastic Four: Sci-Fi Bummer Bombs Big

Brandon Judell | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

Anyone who's been bombarded with the TV ads for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four shouldn't be chastised for sprinting away from any multiplex screening this latest Marvel concoction.

What's Taking Over America

Andy Schmookler | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

If America is to be ruled by whoever commands the most money, it will be the corporate system, far more than individual billionaires, that calls the shots.

I'd Rather Ride A Mexican Bus Than An American Airline

Beth Arnold | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Beth Arnold

Yes, rather than enduring the time suck and hassle that air travel anywhere now promises--the long, expensive taxi ride to the airport, the shoving, surly crowds, and the chaotic security and boarding processes--we opted for a Mexican bus.

Why We've Been Duped by Presidential Fundraising Numbers

Linsey Pecikonis | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Linsey Pecikonis

Just last week, the political establishment was a flurry with news over which 2016 presidential candidate raked in the most money. Ever since the Citi...

The Real FIFA Scandal is Not About Bribes, Kickbacks and Money Laundered: It's 1,200 Dead Workers in Qatar

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Carlos F. Torres

Will the deaths of 1,200 workers in Qatar building the 2022 World Cup facilities be a simple footnote in the ugly face of football? Will our insatiable appetite for an electrifying sport make us oblivious to a crime of Gulag proportions?

Same Chevron Shareholder Circus? Look Closer!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 05.28.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

The circus of lies, denial and propaganda videos that has become the Chevron annual shareholder meeting took place at Chevron's San Ramon, California headquarters once again yesterday.

Minimum Wage? How About a Maximum Wage?

Jack Rothman | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Jack Rothman

It's a real eyeblinker that workers oppose legislation and programs that would benefit their circumstances. They, instead, support ideas that are to their detriment. A leading example of this is workers backing "right to work" legislation, which, despite its euphemistic tonality, amounts to the right to demolish unions.

Behind the Fraud Charges Against ITT Education

Robert Shireman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Robert Shireman

The SEC alleges that ITT executives engaged in a scheme to hide looming losses from loans the company guaranteed to students attending its colleges. The company denies the fraud.

This May Day -- End Corporate Greed

Sharan Burrow | Posted 05.01.2016 | World
Sharan Burrow

Workers across Asia stood together this May Day to send a message to global corporations that the time is overdue to 'end corporate greed.'