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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.

Goodbye/Hello 1 "AIG And Corporate Shenanigans"

Patt Cottingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Patt Cottingham

Goodbye to CEOs whose only end game was manufacturing money. Hello to CEOs whose opening game starts with being influential, inspired leaders.

Not Stimulated! (Part 1)

Gihan Perera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gihan Perera

The same cast of characters that got us into the economic mess -- the same ones that benefited from opportunities presented by out-of-control housing markets -- will benefit from the stimulus.

A New Style of Investing for a New Day

Kevin Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kevin Jones

Hollywood may be remaking Wall Street, but the days of Gordon Gekko and the "greed is good" mantra are behind us. Now it's becoming a reality in the investment community.

Executive Pay and What to Do About It

Burton L. Wise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Burton L. Wise

Small shareholders in large corporations must form organizations to unify and organize their votes advance their interests and attempt to limit the out-of control remuneration of these executives,

Avoiding the Wrong Goals

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Self-deception is such a powerful force in our lives that we cannot guarantee, even if we do spot it in action, that we'll be able to resist its subtle lure.

Capitalism - the Gift That Keeps on Taking: Part II

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

History shows that capitalists, like wars, earthquakes, and floods, will always wreck our country -- the only difference being natural disasters don't also rob us in the process.

Capitalism - The Gift That Keeps On Taking - Part III

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

Capitalism is self-sustaining like a cancer - it sustains itself as it kills it's host.

Obama and the Age of Empathy

Dev Patnaik and Peter Mortensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dev Patnaik and Peter Mortensen

Rather than look inward for additional cost cuts they can develop, it's high time that executives inside companies get outside of their bubbles and discover what the rest of the world needs from them.

Bringing Democracy to Corporate America

Richard Arthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Arthur

It will not be painless but it is difficult to imagine it not happening -- the tools exist, corporations have proven that they need oversight and we need to protect our investments.

NEEDED: BLUE RIBBON FINANCIAL CRIMES PROBE

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

The role of shady, largely unreported, "off shore" institutions is slowly emerging as a component of a larger criminal schemes.

The Most Evil Corporations, Industries and Orgs

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Kall

In these trying economic times, when new ideas and approaches must be developed, maybe it is time we identify and deal with the real enemies of the good, of humanity and the earth.

AIG's Six Year Saga Of Alleged Fraud

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The recent outcry over $165 million in post-bailout bonus payments has put AIG on the hot seat. But, in fact, the bonus disbursement is perhaps the l...