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Corporate Greed

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?

Oil Giant Chevron Accused of "Extortion" on Capitol Hill

Han Shan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Han Shan

Chevron is making an extraordinary lobbying effort to evade responsibility for its massive toxic contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon. In solidarity with all communities where Big Oil puts profit ahead of people, we must say "no more."

Too Big To Fail - Too Big To Exist

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sen. Bernie Sanders

If any of the four largest financial institutions were to get into major trouble again, taxpayers would be on the hook for another massive bailout. We cannot let that happen.

Step Up to Mike's Challenge

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Despite all we've learned from Sicko, Fahrenheit 9/11 and Roger and Me, we continue to take abuse. Our pal Mike is now asking us to act.

AIG and the Season of Greed

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric C. Anderson

I'm expressing my shareholder outrage at the behavior of AIG's top executives, who now want raises. President Obama's compensation czar needs to take a ruler to these executives' knuckles.

Perfect Imperfection -- A Vision of a Translucent World

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Arjuna Ardagh

The threat to our world's stability comes from a collective expression of greed, embodied by global corporations, which put profit before integrity. Will you do something about it?

Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story Will Find a Ready Audience

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Weisbrot

Moore is questioning whether the whole incentive structure, moral values, and political economy of American capitalism are fit for human beings.

Chevron's 'Dirty Tricks Operation' in the Amazon

Han Shan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Han Shan

Unfortunately for Chevron, the truth has a way of bubbling to the surface, like crude in the steamy jungles of Ecuador.



CRUDE: The Film Chevron Doesn't Want You to See

Han Shan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Han Shan

This documentary chronicles the epic legal battle to hold Chevron accountable for its systematic contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Illinois Family Sells Company, Gives 6.6 Million Dollars In Bonuses (VIDEO)

Toan Lam | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Toan Lam

Laurence and Florence Spungen and their four children sold their PEER Bearing company last fall and gave the money to employees as bonuses (some bonuses were six figures) based on years of service.

Healing America (and What One Man Is Doing)

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

A man I've come to know a bit is a blues musician named Delmark Goldfarb from Portland, Oregon. He's producing a concert titled "Balance the Bucks", a rally against greed.

Senator Sanders Unfiltered: My New Online Show from Brave New Films

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sen. Bernie Sanders

I hope you'll join me for my new show, Senator Sanders Unfiltered, produced by Brave New Films. Follow my show on Twitter at SandersShow, join my Fac...

New York's Consumerism

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

Consumerism is what they call a "totalizing system." It expands outward across the landscape and simultaneously into the individual's psyche. It must expand.

A Reflection on Ayn Rand and Consumer Protection

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

When corporations are doing what they should do -- maximize profits -- they have no vision for the consumer.

The Bonus Debate Around the World

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Why should the world pay to maintain a compensation system that is perceived to be outrageous and dangerous for the systemic stability of capital markets?

The Yes Men Fix The World One Prank at a Time

Liza Weisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Liza Weisberg

In their new HBO documentary The Yes Men Fix the World, the eponymous pranksters take aim at unapologetic free market profiteers.

Profiling CEOs and Their Sociopathic Paychecks

Thom Hartmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Thom Hartmann

What part of being a CEO could be so difficult -- so impossible for mere mortals -- that it would mean that there are only a few hundred individuals in the United States capable of performing it?

Obama Versus JFK on Corporate Greed: A Telling Comparison

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

In the past six months, President Obama has revealed his towering intellect, basic decency and sophisticated world view. However, we have yet to observe the toughness and passion required to take on the forces that drove the U.S. and global economy into a ditch.

The Health Care Crisis: Letters from Vermont and America

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The fight for universal and comprehensive health care is the civil rights battle of our time. Victory will require a strong grassroots movement that is prepared to take on the special interests.

President Obama, my Response to Your Fourth of July Letter

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

I request that the President provide those who participate in our democracy every protection granted by our Constitution to challenge those policies with which we disagree.

Bill Gross: Green To Make A Quick Comeback

Reuters | Jennifer Ablan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Gross, the influential investor who runs top bond fund Pimco, said on Wednesday that greed will eventually become the norm a...

Rethinking Wall Street: Why Bernie Madoff Makes Gordon Gekko Look Like Zac Efron

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

But as the sordid details of the economic meltdown are revealed, it's clear that Gordon Gekko has nothing on the real corporate supervillains walking freely among us today.

Get Rich and Destroy Lives -- The Bernie Madoff Way!

David Misch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Misch

Life isn't about the day you die; it's about making money every second till you're arrested. Now, in just 6 easy steps, you can live just such an enchanted life: the Bernie Madoff Way!

Fear and Looting in America: How Wealth Begets Wealth on the Hill

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

This shift in wealth in America since the 1970s created an unholy cycle of more lobbying for more benefits for the super-rich and large corporations, who in turn paid for even more lobbying -- a cycle that still is in full motion.