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Corporate Greed

Personifying Corporate Greed

Stuart Appelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stuart Appelbaum

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group CEO Larry Young probably doesn't worry about how he'll provide for his family. You don't have to when you're squeezing money out of the employees who helped build your business.

Back on the Street to Fight the STREET

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Millions of Americans are living in fear--for their jobs. When a job disappears, working people are gripped with a fear that high-flying hedge fund ma...

How to Get Away With Murder: Guidant and Corporate Criminal Justice

Michael Santos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Santos

After the Guidant Corporation sold flawed heart defibrillators which killed six people, prosecutors negotiated a fine of $296 million -- just 1% of what Boston Scientific paid to acquire it after the investigation began.

Getting Arrested for Health Insurance Reform

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kieschnick

I might get arrested for this confrontation. I am prepared for that. I have done everything else, yet the health insurance market is getting worse and Congress has been intimidated into not acting.

Can "Evil" Corporations Become Conscious Corporations?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

This isn't a stark contrast of good versus evil or us versus them. The traits we hate in corporate behavior belong to society as a whole.

Non-Profit Self Dealing at the Core of Health Care Inflation?

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

What is self dealing? Self dealing is directing business of the corporation to entities in which the director or board member may have interest.

Chemical Insecurity

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Simple, inexpensive, and common sense changes, like substituting or reducing the amount of lethal gases stored on-site, would protect millions of people from harm.

Tiger's Apology: Well That Was Uncomfortable

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Stu Kreisman

I got the feeling that the real reason for today's speech was more about the corporate Tiger than the personal.

Dude, Where's My Handout?

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sean Paige

Documentarian Michael Moore seeks $1 million in filmmaker subsidies from his home state.

Earth and the Balance of Powers: What the Citizens United Ruling Means for the Environment

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Corporations are not just citizens united to make protected speech, but artificial structures entitled to legal and tax advantages different from individual citizens. They exist for the avowed purpose of making money -- not advocating policy.

Taxing the Rich

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence Wittner

The passage of the Oregon's tax-the-rich ballot propositions is one more indication that most believe the vast wealth in the hands of individuals and corporations should be drawn upon to promote the public welfare.

Wall Street's "Sophie's Choice"

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Sophie's Choice: admit wrongdoing and risk being pursued for restitution and even jail time; don't admit wrongdoing and insure that you will never be ...

The Real Culture Wars: Big Music, Hollywood, and Silicon Valley

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Rindsberg

Culture today is owned, operated and, in the final analysis, enforced by a profit structure.

The United Corporate States Of America

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven G. Brant

We have been handed the basic tools for replacing the old values that make corporations "evil" with the new values that will make corporations "good". The Citizens United ruling need not be so bad.

Creativity and Prosperity: Not as Incompatible as You Think

Steven Weber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Weber

As evidenced by the failure of our mortgage and loan institutions and the failure of our government to govern with efficiency and care, the corporate approach itself is a failure because it doesn't take humans into its equation.

High Court Rules Corporations Have Right to Bear Arms

Steven Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

American Corporations may soon deploy private Armies. Overturning multiple precedents, the Supreme Court ruled today that Corporations have "the rig...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

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Consumer Power: A Silver Lining in the Supreme Court's Radical Ruling?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Chalupa

January 21, 2010. A day that makes me feel as though we are living our very own Star Wars Episode 3. For all the wonderful people and places in Washin...

Corporate America Wins Big

Marilyn Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marilyn Barrett

We can now expect ads costing millions of dollars adorned with adorable puppies and charming babies from corporate America trying to convince us that they know what's best. It's just good business.

Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision Puts Gay Rights at Risk

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

As an LGBT person in the United States, more Republican donations should be a scary thing. The more the monied interests in America get access to the political process, the worse off minorities and poor people will be.

Back to the Gilded Age!

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

A little over nine years ago (December 12, 2000) the conservative majority on the Supreme Court intervened in the disputed presidential election betwe...

Letter to New Chevron CEO, John Watson: You Have an Opportunity to Resolve Human Tragedy in Ecuador

Han Shan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Han Shan

This letter references a confidential corporate memo that provides shocking insight into the reckless practices employed by Texaco (now Chevron) in Ecuador.

Resetting CEO Reputation

Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross

It is now time for CEOs to stand up and start rebuilding reputations, thereby resetting the path to future economic progress and moral authority.

Chevron's Man in Ecuador: Felon, Drug-Trafficker, and Liar, Oh My!

Han Shan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Han Shan

To defend itself in a major environmental lawsuit in Ecuador, it appears that American oil giant Chevron is employing methods -- and people -- that are as dirty as the toxic waste pits it left scattered across the rainforest floor.

The Shiny Storefront on a Hill

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

What is so wrong with the things we always depended on to lead a healthy existence in our democratic society?