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Corporate Greed

Is Walmart Too Big, Powerful, Influential to Obey the Law?

Richard Trumka | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business
Richard Trumka

This week's reports about Walmart's practices in Mexico are breathtaking. The Times found "credible evidence that bribery played a persistent and significant role in Walmart's rapid growth in Mexico."

Why Anyone Should Care That Bill O'Reilly Calls Me a Communist

Robert Reich | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

So many Americans are so angry and frustrated these days -- vulnerable to loss of job and healthcare and home, without a shred of economic security -- they're easy prey for demagogues offering simple answers and ready scapegoats. Take, for example, Bill O'Reilly.

A Winning Message for Sports and Business -- Restore Credibility!

Sanyin Siang | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
Sanyin Siang

Can we entrust Wall Street with our finances? Are professional athletes really competing and thus deserve their fan's passion, time and money? It all boils down to trust. Here are few steps towards re-building this credibility.

Water Is Life, Deepwater Horizon Is Death, We Create Hope

Jacob Devaney | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Jacob Devaney

Corporate greed and systemic corruption must be addressed at all levels of society if we desire to leave a legacy of hope for the next generation.

Corporate Profits or Healthy Babies?

Robert Weissman | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home
Robert Weissman

American society is not sufficiently supportive of breastfeeding, and the everyday realities of many new mothers' lives make exclusive breastfeeding very challenging.

Inspiration as Currency, and Interview With Bret Blevins

Jacob Devaney | Posted 06.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Jacob Devaney

The birth of independent media, and the democratization of the media through the digital revolution is a hopeful sign for the return of art for the purpose of enriching the community, personal expression and shaping the future of our culture in a healthy and inspired way.

My Drug of Choice Is "More": Getting Real About Wealth Addiction

Jed Diamond | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home
Jed Diamond

I've been treating addicts for more than 40 years and when I hear the descriptions of those for whom millions and billions of dollars in wealth drives them to want more and more, I know we're dealing with addiction.

Top 10 Dirty Corporate Tax Dodgers of 2011

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 06.09.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

Bottom-line, these dirty corporations don't need any more handouts, bailouts, or subsidies. Our country does not have a money problem; it has a priorities problem.

Capitalism's Dirty Secret: Corporations Don't Create Good Jobs Anymore, They Destroy Them

Lynn Parramore | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Lynn Parramore

The truth is that unfettered corporations are just about the worst thing for creating decent jobs. Here's a look at why, and where the good jobs really come from.

Whose Corporations? Our Corporations!

Ken Jacobson | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business
Ken Jacobson

Historically, corporations were understood to be responsible to a complex web of constituencies, including employees, communities, society at large, suppliers, and shareholders. But in the era of deregulation, the interests of shareholders began to trump all the others.

How High CEO Pay Hurts the 99 Percent

William Lazonick | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
William Lazonick

It is about time that we took control of exploding executive pay. It is not just that the sums involved are unfair, and as history has shown, will only become more obscene. These executives control the allocation of resources that represent the well-being of the 99 percent.

The Joy and Growing Pains of Occupy

Kanene Holder | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Kanene Holder

Clearly, the current iteration of America doesn't want us to be seen or heard. What would our Founding Fathers who fought so fervently to ensure protection against tyranny say?

Starbucks CEO: 'We Cannot Wait For Washington'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

One captain of industry says it's time to put the nation's economy ahead of corporate profits and partisan squabbling. Starbucks CEO Howard Schult...

The Mass Murderer, the Multi-National and the Mega-Bank: Where Are the 'Good Guys' in America?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Stuart Muszynski

Will America continue to be a "good guy" nation in our own eyes and the eyes of the world? Or will some businesses lead us into a downward spiral and will average Americans allow ourselves to be swept up in it?

We Should Raise Corporate Taxes (Not Lower Them)

Harlan Green | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Raising corporate taxes -- or closing all the loopholes -- is a first step if we want to create a sustainable recovery, rather than more busted bubbles.

Generosity or Greed -- It's a Matter of Choice

Judith Johnson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

When we look outward instead of inward, it is easy to become disconnected from a deep sense of the relevance of our being and our connection to one another.

Corporations in a Lorax State

Tamara Belinfanti | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business
Tamara Belinfanti

While the environment does play a central role in Seuss' tale, an underlying tension in the book, which links directly to our current economic woes, is the tension between short-term profit seeking activities, and long-term value creation and sustainability.

Ten Valentine's Day Cards From the 99 Percent

James Napoli | Posted 04.09.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

Now that it's officially halftime in America, perhaps we will see some changes soon. In the meantime, those of us who are struggling through, battling against or just doing our best still need to spread the love on the most romantic holiday of the year.

Stopping a Citizens United on Steroids

Rep. Ted Deutch | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Rep. Ted Deutch

Amending our Constitution is not easy, but the ability of corporations and the super wealthy to drown out the will of the people is the defining struggle of our time.

Bad Bankers, Bad Fraud Deals, and the President's 'Great Gatsby' Problem

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Bankers are today's Jay Gatsbys. They're shady figures who have adopted a veneer of respectability, yet remain relentlessly, ruthlessly, and sometimes illegally self-interested.

Gingrich (Almost) Does the Nation a Service

Stephen Herrington | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

The new American business model is not to reward success, but to rob the successful as quickly as possible or somebody else will. Excessive executive pay and bonuses derive from this mentality.

A Climate of Change: Corporate Greed, Creativity, and the Shift

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 03.18.2012 | Business
Tiffany Crawford

Companies that refuse to take heed are killing themselves, and the harder they fight the Shift, the faster they will go down. There is no need to fight them, as an opponent anyway.

"Job Creators" Aren't Doing Their Job

Carl Gibson | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business
Carl Gibson

It is both greedy and irresponsible for American corporations to allow untaxed cash to pile up on their balance sheets while American infrastructure crumbles, public education suffers, the unemployed struggle to survive and shareholders lose their investments.

After Eviction, Occupy Protestors Become Nomads

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — It was only a few nights after the Occupy protesters began sleeping in his church sanctuary when the Rev. Bob Brashear realized that ...

Grow up, Ron Paul

Carl Gibson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Ron Paul's every-individual-for-themselves rhetoric appeals to young, radical libertarians with simplistic viewpoints of authority, and an ignorance of why government exists in the first place.