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The Nasty Bias in Business Journalism

Liz Ryan | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

I wrote a story for TIME.com about breastfeeding at work, and I talked about the fact that in the last Catalyst.org report on family-friendly benefits...

Corporations and Accountability: Fostering Responsibility at the Top

Terry Newell | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Terry Newell

We use a market response -- a fine -- to address a moral wrong. We focus on the corporation rather than the individuals responsible, acting as if we can permissibly separate the wrong from human agency.

Climate Change This Week: Whacking Fracking, Wind Keeps Farms Aloft, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.08.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

This past summer showed how under climate change, the resulting droughts could rob fracking operations of water, an essential ingredient needed to harvest oil and gas from shale deposits, reports Michael Klare at Tomdispatch.

LOOK: Amazing Retro Photos Of The First-Ever McDonald's

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.08.2012 | Small Business

Sometimes we at HuffPost Small Business feel a little stigmatized as, well, "tiny." It helps to remember, on those days, that you have to start somewh...

The High Engagement Work Culture: A New Perspective for Framing the Debate About Capitalism

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Peter Smirniotopoulos

To my knowledge, no one has taken a look at the symptomatology leading up to the 2008 crash from the perspective of Wall Street's prevailing corporate culture, with the insights only these two authors can provide.

Climate Change This Week: Bye-Bye Thermal Shield, Oceanic Ceviche, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Peter Sinclair's new, short 2012 Arctic ice melt video includes the time lapse satellite imagery illustrating the rapid, dramatic shrinkage of this ice cap. In just the past 12 years alone, 70 percent of the September summer ice cap has disappeared.

Siri, Where Is Our Sense of Shame?

James Napoli | Posted 12.01.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

It's probably naïve to think that the world's most difficult questions could be answered by an app, but with so few outlets for real dialogue out there, it seemed like it was worth a try. Here, then, is a transcription of my recent attempt to use Siri as the source of all wisdom.

Corporations Angry Over People Insulting Their Profit

James Napoli | Posted 11.26.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

Corporations the world over are trying to get to the bottom of disrespectful protests, blogs and videos that make a mockery of the profit they hold so dear.

3 Keys to Becoming Compassionate Consumers

Gaia | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
Gaia

For Perkins, "corporatocracy" refers to the recognition that governments, including our own, are controlled by corporate interests. The motto of these corporations, globally, is to maximize profits by any means necessary.

Goodwill's Charity Racket: CEOs Earn Top-Dollar, Workers Paid Less Than Minimum Wage

John Hrabe | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
John Hrabe

An American multi-national corporation, which accepts millions of dollars in government funds, pays its top executives more than half a million dollars per year in total compensation, while simultaneously paying some of its employees less than the federal minimum wage.

Why the Poor Pay Far More Than Romney

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

This is more than simply a case of armies of corporate shilling tax lobbyists that rig the tax system to insure that the rich duck and dodge their fair share. The poor have always been viewed as a ready, easy, and accessible piggy bank for state and federal governments to pay their always increasing bills.

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Death Spiral, Faith Groups Voting Bloc, and More...

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.23.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The National Snow and Ice Data center reports that the Arctic ice hit a record new low recently.

Eliminate the Corporate Culture of Dependency

Alan Singer | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Alan Singer

Where I disagree with Mr. Romney is over who is overly dependent and who should be cut off. Major corporations have been feeding off the federal trough for a long time and they need to learn how to fend for themselves.

Apple: Leading the Way in Enlightened 'Corporate Empathy'?

Anna Reeves | Posted 11.18.2012 | Impact
Anna Reeves

Can it truly be said that Apple has managed to cultivate a culture of empathy? Here's where we need to get more insightful about the power of empathy and the way it works to transform corporate culture.

Climate Change This Week: Megafarms Grow Climate Change, Rogue Weathergirl, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Bad US Policy Boosts Climate Change on US Megafarms, says policy expert Mark Hertgaard at the New York Times, by skewing subsidies towards a few commodity crops that use vast amounts of fossil fuel.

Are Corporations People (Redux)? Why Jack Welch Is Wrong

Don Tapscott | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business
Don Tapscott

To say corporations are people also unfairly sets them up for ridicule. Some have said, for example, if corporations are people we should ask ourselves what kind of people they are?

A New Strategy to Fight Citizens United

Kent Greenfield | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
Kent Greenfield

Instead of amending the constitution to weaken corporate "personhood," we should focus on changing corporations themselves so that overturning Citizens United would be unnecessary.

Climate Change This Week: Climate Change Timeline, Bye-Bye Birdies, and More...

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.09.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Already stressed from continuing loss of habitat to humans -- about 6,000 more acres every day -- the extreme drought this year has crippled its reproduction and survival, further decreasing numbers. This thing of beauty might not be a joy forever....

Multilatinas and the Private Sector: A New Partnership for Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 11.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

One of several hypotheses for the lack of regional investment is that the state of education and learning in the region constrains the ability of multilatinas to expand and reinvest in their own backyard.

I Approve This Message...

Roseanne Barr | Posted 11.06.2012 | Celebrity
Roseanne Barr

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngCampaign Finance Reform may not sound like a burning, hot-button issue, but it is, and all of us citizens better get united behind that, or pretty soon there won't be anything left worth fighting for. That's why I'm running for president and that's why I approved this message.

Corporate Bribes May Be On The Rise

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

* Only a few nations cracking down on corporate bribery, watchdog says * Companies may be more tempted to use bribes in recession ...

Are Republicans Lying? Are Democrats?

Bill Shireman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Bill Shireman

I deal with conflicts between the right and left every day. I see how false realities emerge, and how interest groups use them to manipulate true believers on both the right and left to advance status quo agendas, as if they were their own.

Prop 32's Rich Backers Trying to Bully Working People Out of Politics...Again

Amy B. Dean | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

In their attempts to silence the political voice of working people, conservative groups and millionaire donors have been disingenuous and anti-democratic. But you can't say they haven't been persistent.

Do America's Corporations Care How Much American Workers Earn?

Colin Gordon | Posted 11.03.2012 | Business
Colin Gordon

Despite worries about sagging consumer confidence and shrinking paychecks, business leaders seem unconcerned about the declining standard of living of middle class America, or about the growing number of American families slipping into poverty.

Money in Politics: Where Is the Outrage?

Bill Moyers | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

No serious proposal to take the money out of politics, or even reduce its tightening grip on the body politic, will emerge from Tampa or Charlotte, so the sounds of celebration and merriment are merely prelude to a funeral cortege for America as a shared experience. A radical minority of the superrich has gained ascendency over politics, buying the policies, laws, tax breaks, subsidies, and rules that consolidate a permanent state of vast inequality by which they can further help themselves to America's wealth and resources. Money rules. And in the foul air democracy chokes and gasps, the middle class falls behind, and the poor sink from sight as political donations determine the course and speech of policies that could make the difference in the lives of ordinary people struggling in a dog-eat-dog world.