Simply put, we can't rely on these companies to voluntarily make the kind of transformative changes we need to ensure our everyday products are free of chemicals linked to disease.
While consumers may have been shocked to learn of The Gap or Benetton's latest designs strewn amid the wreckage of "death trap" factories, they might have missed another bit of debris: the label of the U.S. government.
If a populist revolt against extreme inequality materializes in the first decades of this century, historians may look back on 2013 as a turning point.
How we treat people matters. No one should be paid too little to live on. No one should risk losing everything, living in misery or dying unnecessarily because of a lack of affordable medical treatment.
Most Americans are wrapping up their holiday celebrations and pondering the promise of 2014. But millions of Americans who have been struggling the longest to find work in our slowly recovering economy are now facing deep uncertainty and despair instead of a Happy New Year.
"Have passion for what you do. You want to get up every day excited about the opportunity in front of you. If you do, the gender makeup isn't your top concern."
This year, like recent years, saw some continuation of big trends: with a few exceptions, the international policy community keeps failing to come to a meaningful agreement on climate change.
In an ironic turn, Walmart.com -- the online wing of America's largest retailer -- decided that questioning corporate values sells.
The following was originally posted in Kevin's blog, MyMediaDiary.com An American buying a lotto ticket seems a bit redundant. After all, in the mill...
When you step inside the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco you are swept into a sumptuous holiday scene that includes a towering Christmas t...
It's amazing how a little sunlight will change the behavior of some of the biggest names in corporate America -- sunlight here meaning greater transparency and accountability.
After paying for housing, utilities, transportation, food -- and Walmart's most basic health insurance -- a single person living in a relatively low-cost community would have about $395.50 to cover the rest of the month's expenses; a parent with a 6-year-old, about $143.10.
The essence of free markets is competition and this applies equally to wages as to prices. In theory the system is fair, but in practice, a handful of major players set the wage level for smaller competitors as well.
CEO succession is a big deal. The best-run companies and boards invest a lot of time and energy to think it through in advance, and do everything they...
There are moments in all parents' lives when they just can't figure out what to get their children and leaning on a big name retailer to pull a rabbit from a hat for them only adds to the frustration despite the helpful lists these retailers strive to provide.
The ethical teachings of Jesus long and clearly have been understood to support the poor and struggling in the world over those with means -- who remain hard of heart.