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Make Wall Street the 4th Branch of the Federal Government

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Gareth Edmundson

If we can't stop money coming into politics then let's at least make sure that we know where it is all the time. And if we know where it is then we can subject it to checks and balances just like the rest of the system. Genius.

Do America's Corporations Care How Much American Workers Earn?

Colin Gordon | Posted 11.03.2012 | Business
Colin Gordon

Despite worries about sagging consumer confidence and shrinking paychecks, business leaders seem unconcerned about the declining standard of living of middle class America, or about the growing number of American families slipping into poverty.

How to Transition From Corporate Job to Entrepreneurship

Brazen Life | Posted 10.22.2012 | Small Business
Brazen Life

Have you ever felt like you're fumbling around in your corporate job looking for a place to belong, to thrive or to simply feel fulfilled? I did, and I never found it.

More Women Deciding They Can't Have It All

David Gray | Posted 10.07.2012 | Women
David Gray

For most parents, but particularly for women, reaching the top of any profession while raising a family is difficult. Mayer got her Yahoo job on the strength of her Google career, most of which took place before she was married. She became CEO of Yahoo before her first child was born.

Diversity in the 1%: Does It Make a Difference?

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Occupy Wall Street had it correct when it stated "that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power." We must change the rules of the game, not just the gender and racial traits of the top players.

Just Capital: What the 99% Really Need (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

The frustration over social injustice, inspired by Wall Street's flagrant behavior before and after the calamitous downturn of 2008, strikes me as the most urgent issue facing us right now.

40 Years After Watergate, "Enemies Lists" Are Alive and Well

Donald Cohen | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Donald Cohen

The Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling unleashed a flood of right-wing billionaire funding of campaign contributions, media propaganda campaigns, and conservative think tanks and publications as part of its take-no-prisoners war on liberal groups, politicians, and ideas.

If Corporations Are People, Do They Have Hearts?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 08.04.2012 | Business
Stuart Muszynski

In the past ten years, American business has been deluged with concepts emphasizing social good that range in name from cause-related marketing to sustainable value and other similar terms.

U.S. Economy at Risk if Corporations Ignore the Impact of Hispanics in America

Glenn Llopis | Posted 07.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

Hispanics in America influence the future of the US economy yet this conversation remains quiet as corporations grow more uncomfortable with this time-sensitive issue. But the numbers speak for themselves.

If Only it Were 99 Percent -- or Even 80 Percent -- Versus the Rich

Bernard Starr | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Without the restoration of middle class jobs for Americans, the lights will not go back on and support for education will continue to fade.

Why the United States Military Should Run Corporate America

Jeffery Lay | Posted 07.08.2012 | Books
Jeffery Lay

Does this really sound all that crazy? In a world where corporations get massive bailouts, and small business owners are under relentless attack, one has to wonder -- what happened to accountability?

Practicing What You Preach: A Lesson for Walmart's Bosses

Cobus de Swardt | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business
Cobus de Swardt

Allegations that Walmart paid millions of dollars in bribes to build up its empire in Mexico should act as a warning sign to corporations everywhere. A culture of bribery in a subsidiary is unacceptable, but failing to deal with it would be even worse.

The Stealing of America: The Incestuous Relationship Between Government and Corporate America

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Don't let this corporate exodus from ALEC fool you into thinking that these corporations have grown a conscience or that they have given up on influencing the political process.

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.

Do You Really Think Your Vote Counts?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.02.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Today, it doesn't really matter who the President is or who is in Congress because big corporations run our government.

Getting Past Stuck With Diversity & Inclusion

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

I fear that leaders of the business world today are like Moses and the Israelites. Wandering the wilderness for 40 years, going around and around the ...

Afghan Fund Launched As Orphans Visit New York

Jim Luce | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

With the American presence in Afghanistan shaken in the horrific wake of Quran burnings, the death of innocent civilians and indications that the Amer...

At Many Companies That Glass Ceiling Is Far From Being Shattered

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business

* Women paid more than men in some industries * 4.5 pct of execs at mid-cap companies are women * Media best, autos wors...

Culture of Predation: That Goldman Sachs Exposé Barely Scratches the Surface

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This week people have been buzzing about Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith's high-profile resignation from Goldman and his description of the way tha...

5 Sticky Situations Women Face At Work

SavySugar | Posted 03.06.2012 | Women

Working in corporate America, you're bound to encounter a difficult communication situation or two with your manager -- from asking for vacation time ...

Unconscious Bias: It Starts With You and Me

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 05.01.2012 | Black Voices
Trudy Bourgeois

During a recent discussion with a colleague and friend who is a Ph.D. Associate Professor at a highly-esteemed university's School of Management, the prevalence of our unconscious biases slapped us both in the face.

Unconscious Bias: It Starts With You and Me

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

I challenge you to take the IAT -- today. Why? So you can start touching your truth. Enough of the political correctness... let's tell the truth for a change. The truth is that each of us holds biases, and these biases impact the way that we see people who are different from us.

Eric A. Olsen: Bright Ideas

Red Room | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business
Red Room

Maybe what the nation needs right now are more MFAs in those corner offices and fewer MBAs.

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.

Almost 400 Former House Staffers Registered to Lobby in Last Two Years

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

In many respects, Congress continues to operate as a farm team for future lobbyists. Staff build up contacts and policy and political expertise. Then they often go "downtown" and cash in, taking their expertise and networks with them.