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Corporate Greed

The Climate March: Beyond Asking Those Beholden to the Wrong People to Do the Right Thing, Part II

Michael Goldstein | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Michael Goldstein

Part II of II In Part I I asserted "two truths": that the People's Climate March was an amazing and valuable achievement, and that it was a po...

Surprise? CEO Encourages Women Not To Ask For Raise

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Why is everyone surprised that a CEO is discouraging people from asking for raises? The goal of many of today's top executives is to keep costs down while enriching themselves. This has been the case for three decades now. They don't want to pay out raises.

The Climate March: Beyond Asking Those Beholden to the Wrong People to Do the Right Thing

Michael Goldstein | Posted 10.06.2014 | Green
Michael Goldstein

Who, among those with an inkling of the climate disaster already upon millions of beings on the planet, could not be heartened by the numbers, commitment, creativity, energy, joy, and diversity involved in Sunday's protests? The movement showed itself to be... a movement.

'Greed' Is the First Word That Comes To Mind When Americans Think About Corporations

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business

For most Americans, apparently, the first word that comes to mind when they hear the word “corporation" is "greed." The word cloud below is part...

Want to Save the Planet? Flood Wall Street

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Wall Street is the epicenter of our environmental crisis. To ignore that fact is to risk dooming our other climate efforts to failure, or to use them merely as palliatives for troubled consciences. There's no other way to say this: Capitalism, as practiced on Wall Street today, is an existential threat to humanity.

What's the Next Book Title Corporate America Will Sneak into Kids' Libraries?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 10.08.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

"Won't someone please think of the children?" We'd like to think somebody is thinking about the children, but for the right reasons.

How Walmart's Bosses Get Rich Off Welfare Abuse

Carl Gibson | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Carl Gibson

Forget about the guy at the grocery store using food stamps to buy lobster. Walmart, the world's largest retail company, is even more dependent on government welfare so it can make jaw-droppingly obscene profits.

An Open Letter to Eric Holder and the Department of Justice

Carla Shutak | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Carla Shutak

How do I, as a victimized consumer, apply for said relief? You see, many of us used-to-haves out here in the real world are still trying to claw and scrape our way out of the hole these financial institutions dug for us to live inside.

Who Do Americans Hate During Economic Downtimes? It's Not Who You Think

Daniel Cubias | Posted 08.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

On top of devastating the country, wiping out many people's savings, and increasing the obscene gap between the wealthy and the rest of us, the Great Recession may have had the side effect of increasing racial tension.

The Promised Land of the Robobee, Monsanto and DARPA

Reverend Billy | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Reverend Billy

http://www.revbilly.com Let's consider for a moment the Honey Bee and its anticipated replacement, the RoboBee. Let's pay a visit to the frankenbee'...

Captain or a Slave?

Jung-kyu Kim | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Jung-kyu Kim

What the ferry tragedy highlights is the dehumanizing nature of the labor practice prevalent in South Korea today. We wish we could say Chunghaejin is an isolated case, one of the few bad apples in an otherwise benign society.

Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...

Enough With Airline Fees!

Kevin Richberg | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

A group of frequent travelers channeled their frustrations with airline fees into this open letter to the major airlines in the U.S. Their bottom ...

National Poster Boy For Corporate Greed Dies

AP | BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business

PHOENIX (AP) — Charles H. Keating Jr., the notorious financier who served prison time and was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and lo...

General Motors, Corporate Morality, and the Call for Less Regulation

Matthew Chapman | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

The mistake we make is to say "GM knew people were getting killed," when of course this is absolutely inaccurate. GM is a brand, a hood ornament, an institution. No, a group of human beings were responsible for this.

Corporate America Stashes $206 Billion Overseas, Fights Minimum Wage Hike, Is The Worst

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business

Hey, Corporate America, are you befuddled as to why you are widely considered the mustache-twirling villain in the tragicomedy that is the U.S. econom...

Artist Predicts The End Of The World In A Terrifyingly Accurate Way

Posted 03.03.2014 | Arts

Ever wonder what the end of the world might look like? Perhaps you envision a cataclysmic natural disaster wiping out human existence entirely. Or may...

Boiling It Down: The Five Little Pigs

Harold Nonken | Posted 04.15.2014 | Comedy
Harold Nonken

In the current economic atmosphere, there is a blame game being carried on. With our national credit rating having been downgraded, the future is dice...

Goin' for the Gold in Sochi

D.J. Wilson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy
D.J. Wilson

I'm asking all of you who read this, to join me in Goin for the Gold in Sochi. I've put in an urgent request, both to Fed Ex and UPS, to have planes at the ready to deliver essential, life(Medal)-altering items to all the Americans in Sochi.

The Devil in the Pie Chart

Mark Morford | Posted 04.07.2014 | Money
Mark Morford

Here it is, the single most toxic, fossilized, hammered-down maxim our culture -- along with most of the barely civilized world -- lives by, pounded into our fundamental ethos since birth.

How to Solve Economic Inequality From the Top Down

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

In his SOTU speech, President Obama talked about the need to improve wages for all Americans, with a special emphasis on raising the minimum wage. But economic inequality exists as much because of oversized compensation at the top as it does because of inadequate pay at the bottom.

Shut It You Long-haired Hippie

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Paul Paz y Miño

Donny Rico here to deliver a message to all you long-haired hippie activist types complaining about the environment and human rights. Be warned: things have changed in America and you need to keep your mouths shut.

End the Prison-Industrial Complex

Michael Shammas | Posted 03.12.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

There are plenty of legitimate reasons to send someone to prison, but profit is not among them. Unfortunately, it is an obscenely large reason that American prisons today house more inmates than any other country on this planet. Freedom lost is money gained.

Ex-Tyco CEO Granted Parole

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2014 | Business

By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Dennis Kozlowski, the former Tyco International Ltd chief executive sent...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Finances but Were Afraid to Ask Ronald McDonald

Lester & Charlie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Wow. We've lived in this era of unchecked corporate greed for a while now. So it's rare that a company's actions take our breath away. But there you have it. The McDonald's hotline stopped just short of pointing out how much cheaper it is to kill yourself.