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Corporate Greed

'Jesus Will Rip Your Head Off': Oil Spill Leads To Unexpected Environmental Alliances

Paul Loeb | Posted 01.29.2012 | Books
Paul Loeb

We often think of social involvement as noble but impractical.

BP, (Foul) Flavor Of The Month

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

It might be more appropriate to treat mega companies as hostile nations rather than as peers of a mom and pop drive-in theater chain in Texas.

The Generosity Footprint

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Reardon

The size of each person's generosity footprint should be a crucial measure of their personal worth no matter the prestige accorded their path in life.

It Will Take a Mission

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

This week, in Obama's Oval Office speech on the oil spill, he used the term "mission." That's the right word. It will take a purposeful commitment to a mission of change to truly respond to the epiphany in the Gulf.

Individual Accountability "Fail"

The 14th Banker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The 14th Banker

We live in a society where there is little to no accountability for individual decisions that are made in a group enterprise.

The Risk of Eliminating Risk

Halsey Minor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Halsey Minor

Corporations now enjoy powers and privileges historically reserved for monarchs, and, like monarchs, the people who run them are largely insulated from the consequences of their actions.

In The Public Interest: Something for Nothing 2.0

Nicole Tichon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicole Tichon

Every year, American taxpayers who play by the rules - individuals, small businesses and even a lot of bigger businesses - have to pay a lot of extra "something" because of all the tax dodgers who pay nothing.

Time for a New Humane Capitalism ... or Else

Cleve Stevens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cleve Stevens

For decades we have engaged in a type of capitalism that is simply unsustainable, an approach to industry that is not only bad in some ethical sense, but also fundamentally impractical in a business sense.

American Class War

Fred Rotondaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Rotondaro

The recent stories about Massey and Talx in the news are each cases of corporate America is using every means it controls against the interests of current or former employees.

The Strange Relationship Between Oil and Data

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Although the two seem like unlikely bedfellows, corporate America's current handling of oil and data are representative of the broader corporate disregard we as consumers face.

Corporations Won't Self-Regulate

Barbra Streisand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barbra Streisand

We can't assume that companies like BP and Halliburton will spend the time and money to ensure environmental safety, just like we have learned the hard way that Wall Street will not safeguard our life savings.

Eco Etiquette: Are Women Greener Than Men?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I got into a heated debat...

Hey, Free Marketeers, the Burden of Proof Is on You

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Philip Goldberg

Here's my modest proposal: corporate big shots should create a self-policing body with real teeth. After all, many professions have organizations that hold their members accountable.

Madoff On The Loose; Impostor In Prison

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sally Kohn

Reports are surfacing that the man sent to prison for 150 years for defrauding hundreds of investors of $65 billion was not, in fact, mastermind Bernie Madoff but an impostor Madoff.

In The Public Interest: A Stroll Down Main Street Finds Fans of Financial Reform

Shannon Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannon Nelson

Main Street in Wisconsin is just like Main Street everywhere else, and we're wondering if the U.S. Senate back East will stand up for us this spring. ...

'Road From Ruin' LIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW TOMORROW 11am EST: Economist Writer Matthew Bishop And HuffPost Washington Bureau Chief Dan Froomkin

Amy Hertz | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

It's the end of the month and we're wrapping up the conversation on our March HuffPost book club pick on rebuilding capitalism from the wreck of the financial crisis.

Can America Return to an Indigenous Economy?

Mark Cassello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Cassello

A full recovery may come, but a sustainable recovery is more likely to occur when corporations re-learn the value of taking root in the communities in which they operate.

How Soon Until the Free Market Stops the Oil Spill?

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

This is a spoiled, petulant and entitled corporation operating in a largely deregulated free market atmosphere. Are we to believe that it's acting responsibly and with the best interests of the Gulf in mind? Not a chance in hell.

Green News Report -- June 1, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: OILpocalypse ...

The Best Pranks of 2010

The Yes Men | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Yes Men

These pranks employed the most state-of-the-art PR and marketing tools, were engineered by the most pedigreed pranksters on earth, and impacted the media and public opinion in far-reaching ways while leaving nary a fingerprint.

TV's 'Survivor' as Mirror to America

Bill Donius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bill Donius

In the final episode, good prevailed when fellow contestants voted against the evil, manipulative, lying, 'swearing on kids' lives' player, Russell.

'Dead End Gene Pool': Hilarious Dysfunction At The End Of The Vanderbilt Line

The Huffington Post | Wendy Burden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From "Dead End Gene Pool" by Wendy Burden Prologue It's a testament to his libido, if not his character, that Cornelius Vanderbilt died of syphilis ...

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Noughties

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Azeem Ibrahim

Most CEOs agree that over the course of the last decade, it has become more important for firms to show that they are socially responsible. The case for corporate social responsibility is based on a few simple premises.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Financial Reform Won't Alter Capitalism's Icarus Trajectory

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stuart Whatley

This era's troubling reality is that economics now dictates our cultural values. We no longer have a say in how resources, production, and mutual prosperity should be systematized to achieve the best society for all.