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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.

Occupy The Rose Parade Gears Up For 'The People's March'

Linda Milazzo | Posted 03.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

Undeniably, military might and corporate cachet will be front and center in the Just Imagine Rose Parade. But, immediately following the might and money march comes the occupiers' march -- the people's march.

Occupy The Dinner Conversation This Christmas

Carl Gibson | Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion
Carl Gibson

Like every liberal activist and preacher's son, I have arch-conservative family members who don't agree with my philosophies, whom I see every year on the holidays. This year, Occupiers have nothing to worry about.

What Next, Occupy? Revise Gordon Gekko

Carla Seaquist | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business
Carla Seaquist

With the encampments folding or forcibly shut down -- for reasons of public health or winter weather -- and with eulogies already appearing, what next for the earthquake known as Occupy Wall Street?

Compassion Is Our New Currency

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Perhaps the greatest gift that Occupy Wall Street and the other movements of 2011 have given us is a sharpening of our perceptions -- and our conflicts. One thing couldn't be clearer: compassion is our new currency.

The Defining Issue: Not Government's Size, But Who It's For

Robert Reich | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

"Big government" isn't the problem. The problem is big money is taking over government.

Christ and Consumerism: 'Priceless' At What Price?

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 02.13.2012 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

I'm not so sure that the reality of Christ has a Return On Investment that would be attractive to the big banks. They are two very different ideas of what's "priceless."

Can a Green Company Have a Dirty Labor Record?

Tom Dalzell | Posted 02.12.2012 | Green
Tom Dalzell

The truly green companies I've worked with understand that no industry is sustainable when its workers are disposable.

Armageddon: An Inside Look At The U.S. Financial Crisis [EXCERPT]

Monika Mitchell and Peter Ressler | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

The following excerpt is from the newly released book: "Conversations with Wall Street: The Inside Story of the Financial Armageddon and How to Preven...

'Occupy' Protestors Blocks Gates At Some Of West Coast's Busiest Ports

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business

OAKLAND, Calif. — More than 1,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters blocked cargo trucks at busy West Coast ports Monday, forcing some shipping term...

There Is Only One Issue In America

Steven Van Zandt | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics
Steven Van Zandt

Yes, we can demonstrate. We can march. We can write and sign petitions to our representatives. We can occupy. But the truth is, other than the value of venting, we're wasting our time.

Occupy Philadelphia Protestors Continue Fight After Eviction

AP | By PATRICK WALTERS | Posted 12.02.2011 | Business

PHILADELPHIA -- Occupy Philadelphia protesters say their movement isn't over despite their eviction from the City Hall plaza where they had been encam...