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Corporate Greed

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...

Madoff, AIG and the American "Gospel of Success"

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

On an increasingly crowded, polluted and interdependent planet, the human race may not be able to indulge the "cultural DNA" of a society that has Darwinian opportunism as a credo.

Capitalism - the Gift That Keeps on Taking: Part I

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

Most Americans are not capitalists. They might want to be capitalists, but no matter how much you, or that hardworking barista, that well paid techno-nerd, small farmer, or gangsta rapping bank teller may want to be capitalists, you are not capitalists. You are workers.

Money Doesn't Attract 'Talent': It Merely Attracts Greed

Philip Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Philip Slater

If American executives were willing for a century or more to work for reasonable salaries, what other than an obsessive greed makes it necessary to overpay them today?

On Martha Stewart and the Psychology of Prostitution

Rick Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rick Smith

Things do change. Past success does not guarantee a prosperous future. Those who believe they're invincible may one day surprisingly awaken to a cycle of penicillin and a divorce attorney.

Dear President Obama: Please Fix the Bank Bailout

Tram Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tram Nguyen

An immediate moratorium on foreclosures is necessary to keep families in their homes while a systemic solution is developed. Taxpayer money must go toward helping communities.

Antitrust Suits Kill Enterprises

Michael G. Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael G. Winston

Something inside has died. This distortion proves what we have long known -- that employees are not valued at all. We are pawns in a larger game.

Wall Street Mocked American Values

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Thomas Frank

The announcement that Trader Monthly magazine was ceasing publication was one of those moments when a chance arrow of history scores a perfect bull's eye on a deserving target.

Human Capital -- an Asset, Not Just an Expense

Doug Struck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Doug Struck

Economists use the term "human capital," but nowhere in accounting principles are people counted as an asset -- only as an expense.

The Human Cost of Bush's Arctic Policy

Riki Ott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Riki Ott

Why should the Inupiat way of life be sacrificed for our oil dependency? The Arctic should be off limits to oil and gas development.

Estrogen Will Not Cure Greed and Stupidity

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

Any positive changes Iceland's PM and her female colleagues will bring about will be because they are in tune with the values of society at large, rather than the values of the current ruling elite.

Crimes at the Top of the World: The Human Cost of Oil

Riki Ott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Riki Ott

Why don't we all learn more about Bush's U.S. Arctic Policy along with Inupiat children like Ricky? If the Alaska story "went into you," maybe you could help protect our coasts along with yours.

It's Us Versus Them with the Stimulus

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Peete

Until those resisting a new way forward in how we reorient the American economy toward stability and success join the struggle in earnest, it's us versus them!

Greed: Not So Good

Lloyd Garver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Garver

These people who have been buying islands and giving their kids platinum pacifiers aren't necessarily geniuses. They are the same jerks that got us into the big financial mess in the first place.