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Peter S. Goodman

Good For Business: Getting Americans Back To Work | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.01.2012 | Business

What explains the silence from most of the business world on the need to get serious about creating millions of jobs? In what passes for the natio...

Obama Jobs Bill Ignores Basic Principle of Job Creation: Small Businesses Create All the Jobs

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world. Small businesses need those contracts, not the tax cuts proposed in the president's jobs bill.

An Open Letter to the Occupiers from a Veteran Troublemaker

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

You have awakened the sleeping giant, too long dormant, but ever present, deep in the American democratic spirit. You have given voice and space to the unspoken feelings of countless others about something that has gone terribly wrong in our society.

Nine Government Investments That Made Us an Industrial Economic Leader

William Lazonick | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business
William Lazonick

The history of U.S. government support of industry shows that, far from eschewing a developmental role, it is plausible to argue that from the 19th century up to the present the United States has possessed the world's foremost developmental state.

Republican Rift: Big Business vs. Tea Party

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The tension between the two wings of the GOP rose to the surface during the recent battle over the debt ceiling, which then exploded into a war of words between former Republican Senator Alan Simpson and Grover Norquist, head of the right-wing outfit, Americans for Tax Reform.

What WikiLeaks Reveals About Corporatism Dominating American Foreign Policy

Joan Brunwasser | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business
Joan Brunwasser

My guest today is progressive activist, Rania Khalek. Welcome to OpEdNews, Rania. You recently wrote 5 WikiLeaks Revelations Exposing the Rapidly Gro...

Big Wins for Big Business in the U.S. Supreme Court

Doug Kendall | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

The cases this Supreme Court term show that corporations are at the center of the conversation about huge areas of constitutional law these days. If you care about the Constitution, you have to care about business cases in the Roberts Court.

Why Unions Get a Bad Name

Laura Mola | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business
Laura Mola

My dad was in a union, my aunts and uncles, relatives, extended family, all staunch union members. It afforded my sister and me, daughters of an immig...

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Wonderland

Robert Weissman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Robert Weissman

It's a good rule of thumb: If the U.S. Chamber of Commerce -- the trade association for large corporations -- is whipped up about something, there's p...

Women-Owned Businesses On The Rise

Open Forum | Posted 06.02.2011 | Business

Today, American Express OPEN released The American Express OPEN State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, a comprehensive look at the growth of women-ow...

Do CEO's Have Parents and if So, Where Are They?

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

As a society, we really need to see "what's what" get over the money addiction and seek to equalize the madness that is now passed off as "normal" and "business-as-usual."

Will Facebook Replace Labor Unions?

Tom Hayes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayes

While the hidebound institution of the union will become less relevant, organized labor as a force will become more powerful in years to come. Things will just happen differently.

Lessons in Pluralism

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Here is what is most important to remember about what the Republicans, extreme right, and Wall Street guys are trying to do: it goes against the entire political theory this country was founded on.

US Chamber's Lobbyists Ran Smear Campaign On Political Opponents | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ThinkProgress has learned that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the big business trade association representing ExxonMobil, AIG, and other major internat...

Changing the Rules for Workers

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. Wilson

It's no surprise that Republicans are up to their old games. Having successfully blocked efforts to strengthen the right of workers to organize, they now want to stop workers from learning their rights too.

Business Doesn't Need American Workers

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

America now has about 25 million people either out of work or underemployed. Meanwhile, corporate profits continue to set records. What's going on?

William Alden

Banks Ease Credit To Big Companies, But Leave Out Small Business | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a sign that life may be getting easier for big U.S. corporations, large banks are beginning to make loans more available. Citing increased competi...

10 Weird Proofs of Climate Change

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Some Republicans wouldn't acknowledge global warming even if the ice cubes in their freezers caught fire. And this winter's ample snow gives the "Igno...

'Because It's Right' -- Is That All It Takes?

Marlise Karlin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marlise Karlin

When we recognize what is possible, we discover it is these small incremental shifts that have always caused evolutionary change.

26 Smart Business Resolutions for the New Year

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
BJ Gallagher

Let's change the conversation from "Where are the jobs?" to "How can I reinvent myself?"

Conservatives, Simply

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Business, or government, or anything else, is not always bad, or always good. We need a richer analysis, taking into account a wider range of evidence and then trying to make sense of it.

Chamber Of Commerce Raising Money To Fund Lawsuits Against Regulation, Reform

The Center For Public Integrity | Peter H. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even as it plowed tens of millions of dollars into ads this year to help mostly Republicans notch Congressional victories, the U.S. Chamber of Commerc...

The Decline Of The Middle Class And Lobbying Boom Of The 1970s | James Kwak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In "Third World America," Arianna Huffington cited Tocqueville's observation that democracy should promote the interests of "the greatest possible num...

Lobbyists Woo Newly Elected Politicians

Roll Call | Bennett Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

... All industry and interest groups have something in common: They are readjusting priorities, rethinking strategies and trying to make new friends i...

Republicans Don't Trust Americans

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republican operatives want to shield voters from knowing who is actually paying for GOP attack ads. They fear the consequences if Americans know the truth.