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Corporate Greed

Christ and Consumerism: 'Priceless' At What Price?

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 02.13.2012 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

I'm not so sure that the reality of Christ has a Return On Investment that would be attractive to the big banks. They are two very different ideas of what's "priceless."

Can a Green Company Have a Dirty Labor Record?

Tom Dalzell | Posted 02.12.2012 | Green
Tom Dalzell

The truly green companies I've worked with understand that no industry is sustainable when its workers are disposable.

Armageddon: An Inside Look At The U.S. Financial Crisis [EXCERPT]

Monika Mitchell and Peter Ressler | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

The following excerpt is from the newly released book: "Conversations with Wall Street: The Inside Story of the Financial Armageddon and How to Preven...

'Occupy' Protestors Blocks Gates At Some Of West Coast's Busiest Ports

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business

OAKLAND, Calif. — More than 1,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters blocked cargo trucks at busy West Coast ports Monday, forcing some shipping term...

There Is Only One Issue In America

Steven Van Zandt | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics
Steven Van Zandt

Yes, we can demonstrate. We can march. We can write and sign petitions to our representatives. We can occupy. But the truth is, other than the value of venting, we're wasting our time.

Occupy Philadelphia Protestors Continue Fight After Eviction

AP | By PATRICK WALTERS | Posted 12.02.2011 | Business

PHILADELPHIA -- Occupy Philadelphia protesters say their movement isn't over despite their eviction from the City Hall plaza where they had been encam...

Banks Will Remain Unaccountable Until (Share) Owners Hold Directors Personally Liable

Jack Ucciferri | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business
Jack Ucciferri

Hopefully the next time a bank commits a crime, the guys who fell asleep at the wheel won't have their defense paid for out of your retirement account. We'll only see improvements in banks when directors are liable.

Public Corporations Are Not Democracies, But They Should Be

Jack Ucciferri | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Jack Ucciferri

While it is true that CEO's dominate contemporary corporate governance, it need not be so. It should not be so. In theory, it is not so.

Occupy's Tactics

Norm Stamper | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Shutting down a critical bridge or snarling highway traffic during rush hour may be a grand, empowering experience. But it ticks off thousands who would otherwise, in their own enlightened self-interest, sign on to the cause.

The End of Progress -- A Book Review

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 01.17.2012 | Books
Arthur Rosenfeld

The End of Progress is just as much manifesto as analysis, a sweeping view of the forces at work at the interface between economics and resources, between the human species and the natural world.

Socially-Conscious Banking: End to Foreclosures & Occupy Your Home

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mitchell J. Rabin

Remove foreclosure as an outcome of non-payment and an entirely fresh vision of borrower-lender relationship is put in place, now as cooperating partners, as in a business deal, because that's really what it is.

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Faces Of Zuccotti Park: The Chef

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.11.2012 | New York

This story is part of a series that profiles the protesters at Occupy Wall Street. Sean Dolan, 48, has worked as a chef in a variety of restaurants...

This Holiday Season, Pledge Not to Shop at Amazon.com

Kimberly Freeman Brown | Posted 01.10.2012 | Business
Kimberly Freeman Brown

In September, an ...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Faces Of Zuccotti Park: The Food Activist

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

This is the sixth piece in a series profiling the protesters at Occupy Wall Street. There's a man in a white chef's suit on the southwest corner of...

Adam Kaufman

WATCH: Faces of Zuccotti Park: The Local

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Kaufman | Posted 01.10.2012 | New York

This is the fifth piece in a series profiling the protesters of Occupy Wall Street. Not everyone at Zuccotti Park is an activist. Some of the visi...

Adam Kaufman

WATCH: Faces of Zuccotti Park: The PR Guy

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Kaufman | Posted 01.09.2012 | New York

This is the fourth part in a series profiling the protesters of Occupy Wall Street. At certain times of day the number of cameras and recording de...

WATCH: Faces Of Zuccotti Park: The Homeless Artist

The Huffington Post | Adam Kaufman | Posted 01.09.2012 | New York

This is the third in a series of profiles focusing on the protesters of Occupy Wall Street. Sleeping on the street or in illegal squats has become ...

Corporate Loopholes: The Tip of the Iceberg

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Some days it feels like America may be speeding towards a proverbial iceberg. The tip of the iceberg is the budget deficit; and the failure to invest in our human capital is the rest of the iceberg that will sink America's ship of state. But as the super committee struggles to make difficult decisions in the coming weeks to reduce the budget deficit, one of the proposals it is considering is reducing the corporate tax rate. This would be a step away from investing in human capital, and a step towards balancing the budget on the backs of our youth, who need health care and nutrition, quality education and good jobs to build a strong America. Children did not cause the budget deficit and they must not be sacrificed to help solve it.

The Corporatocracy Is the 1 Percent

Carl Gibson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business
Carl Gibson

Antagonizing the state as the sole culprit for our grievances is disingenuous. When the people lead, our leaders will have no choice but to follow.

Wells Fargo 125% Fee Hike

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business
Iris Erlingsdottir

Forty-five dollars for a transaction that a few weeks ago cost $20. What's the $25 increase for?

Just Say No to Corporate Greed

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business
Marian Wright Edelman

One solution being proposed by some of our Congressional leaders is a rehash of an old experiment: a repatriation tax holiday that would temporarily allow U.S.-based companies to bring home profits they currently hold overseas.

How the Global 1% Shape the World's Development Agenda

Peter Bosshard | Posted 12.28.2011 | World
Peter Bosshard

Key decisions about the sector cannot be left to undemocratic, non-transparent institutions. Civil society groups have started to pry open the echo chambers of the G20 and its cooperation with other powerful actors.

The People Have Lost the Power

Steven Nereo | Posted 12.27.2011 | Los Angeles
Steven Nereo

The people really don't have power anymore, which is the underlying complaint of the whole Occupy Wall Street movement. And, for a country whose Constitution starts with "We the people," that should be troubling for everyone.

Enough With the Corporate Pity Party, It's Time to Create Jobs

Kimberly Freeman Brown | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business
Kimberly Freeman Brown

For the millions on Main Street struggling just to make ends meet, the whining from Wall Street is disrespectful. But it's the bullying by corporate-backed lawmakers that is truly setting the dangerous precedent for all of us.

We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us

Al Checchi | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business
Al Checchi

We hear a lot these days about those evil corporations and their pernicious effect on America. Should we hunt down these malefactors of malice? Perhaps, but on examination, they would be us. Off with our heads?