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Corporations Plan for Post-Middle-Class America

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Bernard Starr

American business has eliminated untold numbers of other middle class jobs. That's why the employment and housing markets are struggling, food stamp use is at an all-time high and the ranks of the working poor are swelling, while corporate profits soar.

Capitalism's Dirty Secret: Corporations Don't Create Good Jobs Anymore, They Destroy Them

Lynn Parramore | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Lynn Parramore

The truth is that unfettered corporations are just about the worst thing for creating decent jobs. Here's a look at why, and where the good jobs really come from.

Whose Corporations? Our Corporations!

Ken Jacobson | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business
Ken Jacobson

Historically, corporations were understood to be responsible to a complex web of constituencies, including employees, communities, society at large, suppliers, and shareholders. But in the era of deregulation, the interests of shareholders began to trump all the others.

How High CEO Pay Hurts the 99 Percent

William Lazonick | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
William Lazonick

It is about time that we took control of exploding executive pay. It is not just that the sums involved are unfair, and as history has shown, will only become more obscene. These executives control the allocation of resources that represent the well-being of the 99 percent.

How American Corporations Transformed From Producers to Predators

William Lazonick | Posted 06.03.2012 | Business
William Lazonick

Yet properly governed, corporations can be run for the 99 percent. In fact, that's still the case in many successful economies. The truth is that it's possible to take back the corporations for the 99 percent in the U.S. if we can really wrap our heads around the problem and the solutions.

Hispanics Lead the Recovery by Occupying Walmart, not Wall Street

Glenn Llopis | Posted 06.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

With a purchasing power expected to reach an unprecedented $1.2 trillion dollars in 2012, and a population already surpassing 50 million, Hispanics perhaps our greatest hope for a sustained economic recovery.

Bringing the Money Back Home

Jim Worth | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Jim Worth

The Hagan/McCain legislation falls short of its potential and should be rejected and replaced by a fairer, more equitable bill that truly begins to rebalance this country.

Mad Men Was Beyond Maddening: A Season Five Betrayal

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.27.2012 | TV
SaraKay Smullens

There we were in anticipation, feet up, pillows propped, popcorn popped, mother and daughter and friend to friend conversations waiting. And what did we get?

Anti-Small Business Corporate Giants Want the Small Business Administration Closed

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Make no mistake -- anyone that talks about closing the SBA is anti-small business and is simply marching to the beat of the Fortune 500 firms that unfortunately have tremendous control over Congress.

Making Corporate Actions Visible

Ralph Gomory | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Ralph Gomory

We are a nation of corporations, but our press and our conventional politics do not in any systematic way make visible the effect of corporate actions on the country. Let us as citizens make up for that significant omission.

CEO's: Low Trust Factor? Grab Your Parachute!

Debbie Robins | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Debbie Robins

We are in a moral crisis. Our collective trust has been broken and it is time for a values revolution. A moral renaissance, if you will, where how you're doing business is more important than what you're doing.

The Post Jobs Era

Arnt Eriksen | Posted 05.19.2012 | Media
Arnt Eriksen

So the air has set since the first Keynote without Steve Jobs, with the introduction of the new iPad on March 7 -- But something was different, very d...

"Rushing" to Judgment: What Responsibility Do Advertisers Have for Civility?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.16.2012 | Media
Stuart Muszynski

Too few companies take responsibility for the potential role they can have in shaping the culture of America. They may value the values inside their companies, but they do not put their values-in-action outside of their companies to influence America.

Limbaugh: Liberals Want to Control Your Food!

Kristin Wartman | Posted 05.08.2012 | Home
Kristin Wartman

Limbaugh's a little late to the game on this one, the term food justice is hardly news and he joins an already long line of conservatives who criticize any attempt to reign in Big Food.

Corporations in a Lorax State

Tamara Belinfanti | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business
Tamara Belinfanti

While the environment does play a central role in Seuss' tale, an underlying tension in the book, which links directly to our current economic woes, is the tension between short-term profit seeking activities, and long-term value creation and sustainability.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Expands Corporate Human Rights Case, Avoids Corporate Liability Question

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

The Supreme Court on Monday afternoon took the unusual action of ordering reargument in the case heard last week that has been brought against a multi...

Lawrence Lessig on Campaign Finance Reform: Overturning Citizens United Isn't Enough

Corbin Hiar | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
Corbin Hiar

In contrast with many other campaign finance reformers, Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig believes fixing the U.S. election system will require more than just overturning the Citizens United ruling, which removed many restrictions on independent political spending.

He Is Heavy, He's My Koch Brother

Frank Dwyer | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Corporations can crave, grab, whine, lie, cheat, murder: they're almost people....

Welcome to the Corporatocracy, Where Life Is Nasty, Brutish and Short

Thom Hartmann | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Thom Hartmann

The Supreme Court is set to hear a case that could give corporations the power to commit genocide with no consequences. The High Court has agreed to ...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Looks Ready To Grant Corporate Immunity In Human Rights Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning appeared divided along party lines, with a conservative majority ready to hold that corporations ca...

Kiobel v. Shell Tests Corporate Personhood

Katie Redford | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Katie Redford

How anyone could argue that corporations shouldn't be held responsible for human rights abuses is almost beyond comprehension. Yet that's precisely what Shell and their supporters have been insisting and what they will argue to the Supreme Court today.

Mike Sacks

Corporate Personhood Case Forces Justices To Hack New Path

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument on whether corporations, like real people, can be held liable in American ...

When Big Business and Human Rights Collide

Ka Hsaw Wa | Posted 04.28.2012 | World
Ka Hsaw Wa

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court justices will consider whether the U.S. will become a haven for companies that are allegedly complicit in the most heinous crimes or whether it will continue to provide a legal forum for accountability and justice.

How Does a Conservative Evangelical Become a Corporate Tool Supporting a System That Coerces Apple's Suppliers' Workers to Have Abortions?

William K. Black | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
William K. Black

Honest American suppliers, managers, and workers will be the losers unless and until we break the dynamic under which cheaters prosper and fraudulent CEOs and corrupt heads of state become wealthy by cooperating to craft crony capitalism.

The President's Corporate Tax Reform Message: Say What?

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

We have a debate between the right -- Republicans like Mitt Romney who would cut corporate taxes and ask them to pay less -- and a business-friendly, centrist president who won't call on corporations to pay more. "Fair share?" -- not so much.