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The "Right-to-Work" Con

Andy Schmookler | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

This piece is appearing in newspapers in my conservative congressional district (VA-06) in Virginia. When I was involved in electoral politics here i...

More Confessions of an Economic Hitman: This Time They're Coming for Your Democracy

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 04.23.2016 | World
Sarah van Gelder

Perkins was recruited, he says, by the National Security Agency (NSA), but he worked for a private consulting company. His job as an undertrained, overpaid economist was to generate reports that justified lucrative contracts for U.S. corporations, while plunging vulnerable nations into debt.

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

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...

Can Executive Compensation Push Firms to Harm the Environment?

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability

The recent passage of the Paris Agreement generated by the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference highlights the global consensus on the importance of reducing our environmental harm. A significant part of the problem, and thus solution, is business.

Paul Krugman on the 'Happy Dreams' of Bernie Sanders

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.24.2016 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Throwing a wet blanket on progressive activists in a primary election season saying they're "unrealistic" when they're fighting like hell to turn the Bernie Sanders campaign into a grassroots social movement -- the "political revolution" Sanders is calling for -- is not only unhelpful to moving the nation forward, but disparages those who make up the democratic wing of the Democratic Party by portraying them as naïve dreamers.

Is TPP a "Living" Document?

Stan Sorscher | Posted 11.15.2015 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

Congress is responsible for managing major government policies year-by-year, as our experience and goals evolve. How does that work in the case of huge trade deals like the Trans-Pacific partnership (TPP)?

The Barbarism of Power in the Workplace and the Evolutionary Nature of Trust

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Companies often talk to their employees about teamwork and building relationships, yet suffer from a lack of collegiality in the workplace. Organizations rely on their people to be explicitly united in a common purpose, toward a common goal and to respect each other's abilities to work toward that purpose.

10 Well-Kept Secrets That All Billionaires Know

Quora | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Quora

I spent a few hours with a billionaire today, who was telling me things that I never hear about in the mainstream/lamestream media.

Global Justice Movements Converge on Revolutionary Ground

Salena Tramel | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Salena Tramel

As the World Social Forum closed on March 28 with yet another march through downtown Tunis, many voiced one of its founding slogans: another world is possible.

Can Companies Buy Engagement?

Dirk Stroda | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Dirk Stroda

Meditation, breathing techniques and intentions can create an understanding of our internal resources. Once we become aware on the inside it will become visible on the outside. The connection with our authenticity paves the way towards engagement.

Meet Lean In's Big Sister -- She's All About 'Powership'

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 04.01.2015 | Books
Heidi Mulligan Walker

For me, its true power lies in reading between the lines about how the partnership framework can be applied both formally and informally across the corporate infrastructure. Women, and companies who want to hire and retain them, should take note, this book is a welcome game changer.

Why a Boss's Power Can Undermine the Company's Success

Douglas LaBier | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Douglas LaBier

The role and impact of power in an organization is complex. It's highly interwoven with the attitudes and personality of people who have achieved power and status within their organizations, and how they express it.

Corporate Contributions (of Beer, Cash, or Anything else) Have No Place in Pa. Inauguration

Rick Claypool | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Rick Claypool

Dick Yuengling is being snubbed. That's the accusation State Rep. Mike Vereb is making ahead of Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's inauguration, whose planners have received over $1 million in contributions but allegedly turned down the offer of "free beer" from Yuengling's Pottsville-based brewery.

Elizabeth Warren For President Goes Viral: Watch Out Hillary, Wall Street, and Corporate Republicans and Democrats

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Proving Warren's point that opposition to Wall Street bailouts and crony capitalism is not just a left-right issue, even some conservatives are saying positive things about Warren's speech.

Paul Blumenthal

Remember Who Held Election's Purse Strings As Congress Sets 2015 Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following the Republican wave that swept away the Democratic Senate majority last week, reporters, advocates and pundits debated the eff...

#1 Many Liberals Don't Like the Idea of Battle, But the Alternative in America Today is Much Worse

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

In America right now there's a battle that needs to be fought and won in our political arena. It's a battle over what kind of country, and what kind of planet, our children and grandchildren will live in.

AFL-CIO and Uruguayan Workers in Solidarity to Protect Democracy From 'Corporate Courts'

Celeste Drake | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Celeste Drake

Why is the AFL-CIO standing in strong solidarity with the workers of Uruguay? We believe that the people, through their elected officials, should be the ones to determine which policies are best for their health, their environment and the general welfare.

Democracy: No Longer for Sale?

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

How does "getting together" actually unify and strengthen, rather than scatter, a given movement for social change?

Independents Day: A People's Upwising

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

Faced with a system that is so rigged, so corrupt, so dysfunctional, we may finally discover the inner resources to become the citizens our Founders dreamed of.

Lynne Peeples

Flame Retardant Fight Echoes Past Public Health Battles

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.07.2014 | Green

When chemical companies hired Grant Gillham in 2007 to manage a campaign in defense of flame retardants in couches and other consumer goods, Gillham r...

Dear Boeing: Next Time, Try Benevolence

Carla Seaquist | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Carla Seaquist

After a cliff-hanger of a union vote, Boeing will stay here in Washington state. But the joy is not universal and it's not deep, and who knows how long it will last? Lingering in the craw are Boeing's hardball, take-it-or-we-leave-the-state tactics.

Blocking Votes, Selling Guns

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

There's a question that's floating around social media that goes, "How did asking white people to pass background checks to buy a gun become more offensive than asking minorities to provide photo ID to vote?"

Corporate America Vs. Entrepreneurship? Which Path is Right for You?

R. Kay Green | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
R. Kay Green

Always remember, choosing your path, whether corporate or entrepreneurial, is not a popularity contest. It is instead, a life-long decision that has a significant effect on both your personal and professional lives.

Failing Grades for Congress on Corporate Accountability

Sarah Anderson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

We have the Supreme Court to blame for Citizens United. But there's a lot Congress could be doing to hold the power of big corporations in check.