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Taking a Pass On "Pass-Through" Income Would Cost Kansas

Nicholas Johnson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Nicholas Johnson

Much of the benefit would flow to large corporations and to investment funds. The small-business employers that the governor claims to be targeting generate only 28 percent of all pass-through income.

Stopping a Citizens United on Steroids

Rep. Ted Deutch | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Rep. Ted Deutch

Amending our Constitution is not easy, but the ability of corporations and the super wealthy to drown out the will of the people is the defining struggle of our time.

Isn't It Time to Occupy Big Medicine?

Larry Malerba, D.O. | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Larry Malerba, D.O.

We are the owners of our own health, not the corporate-medical-industrial complex. We must reclaim our rights to privacy, our fundamental right to make choices without being hounded by medical big brother, and our personal medical autonomy.

The State of Our Disunion: A Globalized Private Sector, A Corporate-Dominated Public Sector

Robert Reich | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Who should have the primary strategic responsibility for making American workers globally competitive -- the private sector or government? This will be a defining issue in the 2012 campaign.

How Campaign Finance Reformers Are Fighting Citizens United

Corbin Hiar | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Corbin Hiar

Two years after a controversial Supreme Court ruling lifted many restrictions on political spending, America's campaign finance laws have officially become a joke.

Unhappy Anniversary

Bill de Blasio | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics
Bill de Blasio

Today marks the unfortunate two-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling that opened the floodgates for undisclosed spending in ...

Is Capitalism the Bain of Romney's Political Existence?

Dan Mulhern | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business
Dan Mulhern

It's time for a new discussion of how the business sector can work with government not only to create wealth -- which continues to vastly benefit the already-wealthy -- but to build human capital and human opportunity.

Does a Trade-off Need to Stay a Trade-off?

Roger Martin | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business
Roger Martin

Will there continue to be trade-offs between shareholder value maximization and social good? Absolutely. We live in an imperfect world. Does there have to be a trade-off between the two in all instances? Only if we collectively decide to make it so. Let's not.

Mandate Transparency on the Anniversary

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

If you're not a campaign finance wonk, then you may not have noted that a significant anniversary will arrive on this weekend on January 21st.

Little Sally Learns About the Toxicity of Shareholder Value Maximization

Roger Martin | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business
Roger Martin

If given forthright answers, even a 10-year-old can figure out that shareholder value maximization isn't even vaguely motivating for employees. And yet it is a common rallying cry for many companies. Pathetic.

We're Sorry, You're Not Allowed to Read This

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 03.18.2012 | Technology
Kumi Naidoo

More than ever, the networked world is holding corporate interests accountable for their environmental and human rights abuses. Don't let people power be silenced. Stop corporate censorship of the internet.

Corporate Rights Group Celebrates Realizing MLK's Dream Themselves

Ben Ritz | Posted 03.17.2012 | Comedy
Ben Ritz

The Corporate Rights Advancement Project (C.R.A.P.) is celebrating this Martin Luther King's Day with service projects to honor the equal rights that all people, including corporations, have achieved.

David Cay Johnston: A Corporate Tax Code For A Different Century

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

(Repeating for wider distribution.) NEW YORK, Jan 13 (David Cay Johnston, Reuters) - Big business is lobbying for a major cut in the corpora...

Morality Is Part of Contract Law

Brad Reid | Posted 03.10.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

Morality has been a part of contract law for ages in the history of western civilization. At one time it was believed that contracts were made in the ...

"We the Corporations...?"

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
David M. Abromowitz

So, a corporation is a person? This from Republican candidates who claim to believe in adhering strictly to the original meaning of the Constitution?

PHOTOS: Gallery Asks: Are Corporations People?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 01.06.2012 | Arts

In 2005, the Moscow-born, New York-based artist Yevgeniy Fiks mailed copies of "Imperialism the Highest Stage of Capitalism" by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin ...

Mike Sacks

Montana Supreme Court Brushes Aside 'Citizens United' | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Montana Supreme Court has put itself on a collision course with the U.S. Supreme Court by upholding a century-old state law that ban...

Double Barrel Blast From Big Sky Country: Montana Rejects Citizens United

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

In the context of Montana's low cost elections, unlimited corporate spending could have a particularly pronounced impact -- discouraging every day citizens from participating in the political process.

Beyond The Matrix -- A Buddhist Approach

John Stanley | Posted 03.03.2012 | Religion
John Stanley

In the real world we do not get to avoid the final episode. It's time to break out of our unsustainable zero-empathy matrix. To be or not to be is now the pressing spiritual question before us.

What Does Leadership Look Like?

Glenn Llopis | Posted 02.26.2012 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

It's time for us all to step back and ask ourselves the question: what is my leadership responsibility and how can I act in 2012 to make this country a better place to live in?

Huge Corporations Gearing Up For Tax Reform Battle

Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

Huge U.S. corporations are forming lobbying groups to try to influence what could become the hottest congressional debate over comprehensive tax refor...

Hate the Players and the Game: How Legal Corruption Is Eroding Our Democracy

Shadi Bushra | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Shadi Bushra

One refrain that has hurt Gingrich's campaign is the allegation that he did something illegal in accepting $1.6 million from Freddie Mac. As Newt's experience shows, there are plenty of ways to be involved in Washington corruption without breaking a single law.

Human Rights Day 2011: New Advocates?

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 02.19.2012 | World
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

A new important framework and tool has been added to the human rights tool kit as we celebrate Human Rights Day in 2011.

2011: The Year Corporations Attacked Democracy

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

For 80 years, Americans have feared robots, worrying they might one day rule the world. In 2011 we realized our real enemies are not robots, but multinational corporations, who have declared war on democracy.

Shareholders Must Go to the Corporation Before Going to the Courthouse

Brad Reid | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

While shareholders are the owners of a corporation, in everyday actions the board of directors and officers manage the business. If a shareholder disa...