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Banding Together

Ralph Nader | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business
Ralph Nader

As technology has evolved, so should our expectations about how Congress and state legislatures can advance civic values and consumer interests by facilitating people banding together in effective citizen groups.

Robots Don't Destroy Jobs; Rapacious Corporate Executives Do

William Lazonick | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
William Lazonick

It's easy to blame technology, especially the automation that supposedly displaces workers. But that's not the real story. The fact is that automation creates jobs. It's the misuse of corporate profits that is destroying them.

Let's Not Balance What Is True With What Is False

Annabel Park | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Annabel Park

When people say that we need a "balanced approach" to reducing our debt and being fiscally responsible, what I hear is: We need to balance what is good for the whole country with what is good for a few super wealthy and powerful people.

Why Are Republicans Using the Fiscal Cliff to Hold the U.S. Economy Hostage?

Damian Kolodiy | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Damian Kolodiy

After the election it seems like nothing has changed in Washington. The political stalemate remains where little gets done and there is no compromise....

Minimum Wage, the Poverty Trap, and America's Imperative (Part II)

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Low wages, and the poverty that they foster, exact a heavy toll on our economy, and ultimately impact companies like Walmart themselves.

Corporate Responsibility and the 'Fiscal Cliff'

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

There may be no better opportunity or context within which to include on the agenda a substantive and inclusive conversation about the social responsibility of corporations.

"25 x 25" is a Big Fat Bio-Massacre

Jeff Gibbs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jeff Gibbs

Far more than anyone suspects, Michigan Prop 3 is going to ramp up the dirtiest form of energy of all: biomass burning.

Does Mainstream Media Know that 3rd Party Candidates Are Also Running for President?

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

But of course they do! Everybody knows that there are 3rd Party candidates running for President. But where can you learn about them? How do you know their names, their platforms and who they are? You cannot!

The High Engagement Work Culture: A New Perspective for Framing the Debate About Capitalism

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Peter Smirniotopoulos

To my knowledge, no one has taken a look at the symptomatology leading up to the 2008 crash from the perspective of Wall Street's prevailing corporate culture, with the insights only these two authors can provide.

Corporations Angry Over People Insulting Their Profit

James Napoli | Posted 11.26.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

Corporations the world over are trying to get to the bottom of disrespectful protests, blogs and videos that make a mockery of the profit they hold so dear.

Goodwill's Charity Racket: CEOs Earn Top-Dollar, Workers Paid Less Than Minimum Wage

John Hrabe | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
John Hrabe

An American multi-national corporation, which accepts millions of dollars in government funds, pays its top executives more than half a million dollars per year in total compensation, while simultaneously paying some of its employees less than the federal minimum wage.

Mitt Opens the Door for Green Party Candidates, Dr. Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala

Angie Cordeiro | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Angie Cordeiro

American voters have an opportunity to change the course of political history in this country by electing Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and vice presidential candidate Cheri Honkala in November, yet will we be brave and free enough to do so?

Arrrr! Shell Tries to Plunder Human Rights

Katie Redford | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Katie Redford

Shell's lawyers actually argued to the Supreme Court that a hypothetical company -- Pirates Incorporated -- should not be held accountable for their crimes, because, you guessed it, they're a corporation.

Oversight: Why Congress Needs to Back the Securities and Exchange Commission

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.17.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

For the SEC to do its job properly, it needs adequate resources, and for that it needs the support of Congress. To understand why the budgetary issue is so important, and why the SEC deserves more funding, let's look at the trajectory of the Commission since the Madoff scandal.

Make Wall Street the 4th Branch of the Federal Government

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Gareth Edmundson

If we can't stop money coming into politics then let's at least make sure that we know where it is all the time. And if we know where it is then we can subject it to checks and balances just like the rest of the system. Genius.

It's Criminal, not Ethical

Jim Selman | Posted 10.12.2012 | Business
Jim Selman

If we presume to be a society living under the 'rule of law' then we need our laws to be consistent and enforced uniformly. We need to strip corporate leaders of any 'shield' to their responsibility to follow both the letter and the intent of the law.

Olympics: Britain Mobilizes 20,000 Armed Personnel in Country's Largest Security Operation Since WWII

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports
Democracy Now!

Britain has launched its largest peacetime security operation ever for the Summer Olympics. Nearly 20,000 armed personnel are now providing security -- almost double the number of British troops currently serving in Afghanistan.

Report: Romney's Tax Plan Would Cost 800,000 Jobs

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney's plan not to force companies to pay taxes on profits they bring back from overseas will eliminate jobs, according to a new report by the ...

Just Capital: What the 99% Really Need (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

The frustration over social injustice, inspired by Wall Street's flagrant behavior before and after the calamitous downturn of 2008, strikes me as the most urgent issue facing us right now.

The Real Scary Stories

justin adkins | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
justin adkins

Issues like homelessness, foreclosures, hunger -- these are the real scary stories in the United States right now.

Citizens United: How Ruling Is Greasing Alaska's Fall Elections Already

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
AlaskaDispatch.com

Why didn't Alaska join 23 other states challenging Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission?

God, Money and Planet Earth

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Earth hovers on the brink of ecological catastrophe -- actually, 20 years closer to the brink than it was at the first global climate summit in 1992.

If Corporations Are People, Do They Have Hearts?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 08.04.2012 | Business
Stuart Muszynski

In the past ten years, American business has been deluged with concepts emphasizing social good that range in name from cause-related marketing to sustainable value and other similar terms.

Business Should Be About Green, Not Blue (Noses)

Marty Robins | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business
Marty Robins

Let's put the focus and accountability on whether CEOs are making good business decisions and not on their resumes and personal behavior.

Fish Gotta Swim, Birds Gotta Fly

Dave Helfert | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Dave Helfert

Why don't Democrats use the same skills that work so well in campaigns to tell their story after election day? It's in their nature to believe they can persuade the public with facts alone. But, if they don't want to become a permanent minority, that nature has to change.