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Corporate Greed

General Motors, Corporate Morality, and the Call for Less Regulation

Matthew Chapman | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

The mistake we make is to say "GM knew people were getting killed," when of course this is absolutely inaccurate. GM is a brand, a hood ornament, an institution. No, a group of human beings were responsible for this.

Corporate America Stashes $206 Billion Overseas, Fights Minimum Wage Hike, Is The Worst

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business

Hey, Corporate America, are you befuddled as to why you are widely considered the mustache-twirling villain in the tragicomedy that is the U.S. econom...

Artist Predicts The End Of The World In A Terrifyingly Accurate Way

Posted 03.03.2014 | Arts

Ever wonder what the end of the world might look like? Perhaps you envision a cataclysmic natural disaster wiping out human existence entirely. Or may...

Boiling It Down: The Five Little Pigs

Harold Nonken | Posted 04.15.2014 | Comedy
Harold Nonken

In the current economic atmosphere, there is a blame game being carried on. With our national credit rating having been downgraded, the future is dice...

Goin' for the Gold in Sochi

D.J. Wilson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy
D.J. Wilson

I'm asking all of you who read this, to join me in Goin for the Gold in Sochi. I've put in an urgent request, both to Fed Ex and UPS, to have planes at the ready to deliver essential, life(Medal)-altering items to all the Americans in Sochi.

The Devil in the Pie Chart

Mark Morford | Posted 04.07.2014 | Money
Mark Morford

Here it is, the single most toxic, fossilized, hammered-down maxim our culture -- along with most of the barely civilized world -- lives by, pounded into our fundamental ethos since birth.

How to Solve Economic Inequality From the Top Down

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

In his SOTU speech, President Obama talked about the need to improve wages for all Americans, with a special emphasis on raising the minimum wage. But economic inequality exists as much because of oversized compensation at the top as it does because of inadequate pay at the bottom.

Shut It You Long-haired Hippie

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Paul Paz y Miño

Donny Rico here to deliver a message to all you long-haired hippie activist types complaining about the environment and human rights. Be warned: things have changed in America and you need to keep your mouths shut.

End the Prison-Industrial Complex

Michael Shammas | Posted 03.12.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

There are plenty of legitimate reasons to send someone to prison, but profit is not among them. Unfortunately, it is an obscenely large reason that American prisons today house more inmates than any other country on this planet. Freedom lost is money gained.

Ex-Tyco CEO Granted Parole

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2014 | Business

By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Dennis Kozlowski, the former Tyco International Ltd chief executive sent...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Finances but Were Afraid to Ask Ronald McDonald

Lester & Charlie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Wow. We've lived in this era of unchecked corporate greed for a while now. So it's rare that a company's actions take our breath away. But there you have it. The McDonald's hotline stopped just short of pointing out how much cheaper it is to kill yourself.

The Three Poisons, Institutionalized

David Loy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
David Loy

The Buddha didn't say much about evil, but he spoke often about what are sometimes called the three roots of evil, also known as the "three poisons."

ChemRisk, BP and Purple Strategies: A Tangled Web of Not-So-Independent Science

Cherri Foytlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Cherri Foytlin

BP has consistently used their "science" to low-ball the amount of the spill and minimize its impacts on Gulf Coast residents and ecosystems.

If You Can't Pay It Backward, Pay It Forward

Tammy Kahn Fennell | Posted 12.08.2013 | Business
Tammy Kahn Fennell

I believe we can all embrace the "pay it forward" mentality, no matter what phase of business or life we are in, provided we can get past a few roadblocks that stand in our way.

Solar Panels Empower Low-Income Latino Communities: The Utilities Try to Spoil the Fiesta

Javier Sierra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

When it comes to the sun, for Rosa Mayorga and her family, everything that glitters is indeed gold.

Heroic Fight by Sutter Nurses Shows That Workers Can Fight and Win

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Rose Ann DeMoro

Thank goodness for the 3,000 RNs, and a few hundred techs, who work at Sutter hospitals and facilities in Northern California. They have just delivered an emphatic message to nurses and other workers everywhere. Stand up for yourselves, stand up for the public interest and the public will be with you and you can prevail.

Reversing The Culture Of Greed

Jung-kyu Kim | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Jung-kyu Kim

A culture of extreme individualism and profit-seeking has frayed our social fabric. To reverse the decline, we must discard the notion that greed is good.

Hooray for GMOs!

Philip David Morton | Posted 11.11.2013 | Comedy
Philip David Morton

I'm so happy about GMO's I could just about split my genetically engineered gut, which of course will auto heal at a far greater rate than a normal gut as I've been genetically modified with a lizard gene DN4 which promotes rapid re-growth of lost limbs and tails.

Should Companies Patent Life?

Judy Frankel | Posted 11.09.2013 | Technology
Judy Frankel

Before we march off into this dark future where the source of our food comes from companies that would like to control all seed and food supplies, remember to find a congressman who would vote against the TPP.

No Surprises: BP Tries to Back Out of Their Responsibilities in the Gulf

Brian Young | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Brian Young

Two years after the spill, BP entered a comprehensive, multibillion-dollar settlement to compensate those affected by the disaster. In an unprecedented move, BP is now objecting to its own settlement.

While Detroit Tries to Declare Itself Bankrupt, Banks Rake in Big Profits

Jerry Lanson | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
Jerry Lanson

This is America, 2013, where economic 1 + 1 -- selfishness plus greed -- equals ever-greater disparity between the fat cats and everyone else.

Our Opinions Are Dumbing Us Down

Edward Muzio | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Edward Muzio

I have friends and acquaintances who for years I've known to be rational, intelligent and competent. Most have careers doing complex sophisticated wor...

Feast or Famine: Food Inequality in America

Marqueece Harris-Dawson | Posted 09.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Marqueece Harris-Dawson

South L.A. has a history of turning moments of crisis into ones of promise. The closure of Ralphs represents an opportunity to insist on something better, and to organize ourselves to make those demands a reality.

Got Science? Pushing Back Against Corporate 'Counterfeit Science'

Seth Shulman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science
Seth Shulman

There's more to corporate counterfeit science than ghostwritten articles, however. Consider the eye-opening case of the agribusiness firm Syngenta and its product atrazine, a widely used agricultural pesticide on corn, sorghum, and sugar cane crops.

The NSA Affair: A Symptom, Not a Cause

Michael S. Lofgren | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Michael S. Lofgren

The relationship of government to the citizen has become an insultingly patronizing game characterized by a Pavlovian call-and-response: "We're just trying to protect America!" elicits "thank God they're trying to keep us safe!"