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Seven Things to Tell Your Friends About GMOs

Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé | Posted 10.25.2012 | Home
Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé

We know it's easy to get sunk by "information overload" and agribusiness advertising. So far the largest GMO maker, Monsanto, and other industry giants have plowed at least $35 million into keeping us in the dark.

A CEO Does Not a President Make: Or Romney and the Myth of 'Business Experience'

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Steven Paul Leiva

Romney's main pitch is that because of his business experience he will make an excellent president. And that because President Obama did not have business experience, he is not an excellent president. But there is a fallacy in this logic.

How the Private Sector Failed America

Hal Donahue | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Hal Donahue

U.S. corporations transformed our world. The cost of products collapsed. Productivity soared. Lean and mean supply chains, combined with employee cost...

Why the Big-Company Monster Kills Creativity

Gil Laroya | Posted 12.18.2012 | Small Business
Gil Laroya

Creators and inventors alike dream of having a job where they can employ their skills to excite and teach their employers the wonders of innovation. Don't allow your organization's culture to become the monster that kills such aspirations, and watches creativity die.

Paul Blumenthal

Which Corporations Funded the RNC Convention?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Convention in Tampa, where former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney accepted the presidential nomination of the Rep...

Outrageous Executive Compensation: Corporate Boards, Not the Market, Are to Blame

Ed Lawler | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

If boards do not reduce how much executives are compensated, there is a good possibility that further government regulations will be created and that large shareholders will become more active.

Dehumanizing Profits: Business 101

Nick Bassill | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
Nick Bassill

We are becoming cogs in a machine, engineered to control the decisions of us all through advertising and promotions, to get our money through our purchases, and then, as we lose our jobs and businesses, become unwilling consumers to corporate and foreign interests.

Climate Change This Week: Nanoflowers, CC Whacks Thanksgiving and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Every day is Earth Day, folks.

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.