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Living Out Loud -- Should We All Be More "Open?": Corporations, the Main Beneficiaries of Personal Sharing (Part 5 of 7)

Don Tapscott | Posted 07.25.2012 | Technology
Don Tapscott

The most powerful forces making the case for sharing personal information are not philosophers or media pundits -- they are social media companies and other corporations who have a lot to gain from our social norms about privacy changing.

Protecting Democracy in the Wake of Citizens United

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

Nothing less than the integrity of our democracy is at stake. That's why New York is leading a bipartisan coalition of twenty-two states and the District of Columbia in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold state restrictions on corporate campaign spending in the wake of Citizens United.

The Media's Limitations and Manipulations

Ziad Abu-Saud | Posted 07.17.2012 | Media
Ziad Abu-Saud

All social, political and economic policies and debates are communicated through our media. Therefore, the breadth of our democratic experience is largely defined by the structure of the media and its content.

Arizona's Corporate-Run Agency Now Gives Taxpayer Subsidies to Other Corporations

Donald Cohen | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Arizona's corporate takeover is part of a troubling trend among states that are privatizing their economic development process.

Paul Blumenthal

Super PAC Contributions Slump As GOP Primary Fight Ends | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Contributions to super PACs fell in April from the month before as the Republican presidential primary race ended. The unlimited money p...

Mike Sacks

Citizens United Part II: Montana Attorney General Takes A Stand | Mike Sacks | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock says that he has been so personally involved in the Citizens United sequel soon to be considered ...

What Do Corporations Want?

William Astore | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
William Astore

Americans admire plucky individuals, those who cry "Give me liberty or give me death." But how much liberty do we truly have when we cede so much power to corporations?

There Is a Way! Beyond the Big, Bad Corporation

Tara Lohan | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business
Tara Lohan

The corporate model we have today hasn't always been around and it doesn't need to remain the dominant way we do business. There is no reason we should be swabbing the decks of a sinking ship -- alternatives already exist and they are flourishing.

In Corpore Sano?

Evan Soltas | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Evan Soltas

America is having the wrong conversation about corporate taxes. The problem isn't that corporate tax rates are too high, or that these rates are rendering us uncompetitive. This all-too-common story is simply untrue.

Paul Blumenthal

'We ... have a monopoly on bribery in this country' | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The state of Montana is ready to embrace its role as the primary opponent of the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal ...

May Day: From the Haymarket Massacre to the Occupy Movement

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Lawrence Wittner

Many people might be surprised to learn that the May Day celebrations that occurred around the world in 2012 were born more than a century ago out of a struggle by American workers for the eight-hour day.

Don't Believe the Hype on Corporate Bribery

Brandon L. Garrett | Posted 07.02.2012 | Crime
Brandon L. Garrett

Corporations can be prosecuted as criminals and every year some get convicted of crimes. However, over the past decade the government has not stepped up corporate crime enforcement. In fact, the evidence is to the contrary.

Why Working From Home May Not Be All It's Cracked Up To Be

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

Workers are getting more flexibility from their employers, but that doesn't necessarily mean their lives are getting any easier. Companies are le...

Influencing the Networked Global Energy Future

Peter Gardett | Posted 06.27.2012 | Green
Peter Gardett

Disputes are inevitable in the new global energy economy, but the resolution of those disputes does not have to repeat the history of oil-influenced wars, embargoes and economic crises.

Meet The McDonald's Mummy

Posted 04.25.2012 | Arts

Artist Ben Campbell stumbled upon a connection between modern society and ancient Egypt: we're all yearning for immortality. Whether through mummifica...

The Dumbest Show on Fox News Channel Ever

Bob Cesca | Posted 06.25.2012 | Media
Bob Cesca

2012-04-25-Screenshot20120425at2.59.19PM.jpgIf Fox News was trying to create a show that would amplify the intellectual stature of the usually moronic Fox & Friends, they have totally succeeded with The Five.

Why Anyone Should Care That Bill O'Reilly Calls Me a Communist

Robert Reich | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

So many Americans are so angry and frustrated these days -- vulnerable to loss of job and healthcare and home, without a shred of economic security -- they're easy prey for demagogues offering simple answers and ready scapegoats. Take, for example, Bill O'Reilly.

University of Michigan's Dubious Deal With Dow Chemical

Carol Polsgrove | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Carol Polsgrove

The terms of Dow Chemical's $10 million gift to the University of Michigan ought to raise eyebrows in universities across the country.

If Corporations Are Persons, Then They Should Be Better People on Tax Day

Jose Suarez | Posted 06.17.2012 | Miami
Jose Suarez

If Carnival were a person, there would be a word to describe its behavior: bratty. You know, the way none of us would want to see our kids act.

Luke Johnson

Corporations Reap Benefits Of Lobbying | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

The top eight companies that spent the most on federal lobbying from 2007 to 2009 all saw their reported tax rates decrease from 2007 to 2010, accordi...

The 10 Hardest-Working Towns In America

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business

With relatively few Americans in the workforce, those who do have a job are working harder than ever these days. But which city’s got its nose press...

Corporations Gone Wild

Harvey Rosenfield | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Harvey Rosenfield

It's a magnificent time to be alive -- if you're a giant corporation, that is. Spring is here, and after a deep chill, the mighty mega-businesses are not merely reborn, but blossoming.

The Surprising Benefits of Corporate Disunity

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.12.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

The scientists' theory goes like this: As unified leadership teams splinter into factions, the key players become more competitive and more vigilant in monitoring one another.

Money Buys a Deluge of False Information

Rice Odell | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Rice Odell

As for the clouds of political speech now darkening the landscape, corporations and corporate PACs can lie just like candidates. The Supreme Court justices who gave corporations a constitutional right to speak as persons were also giving them a right to lie like persons.

The Corporations That Make Money Off Taxes

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

Instead of giving money to the government, it turns out more than a few U.S. companies are actually making money off their income taxes. In a recen...