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Corporate Greed

The End of Progress -- A Book Review

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 01.17.2012 | Books
Arthur Rosenfeld

The End of Progress is just as much manifesto as analysis, a sweeping view of the forces at work at the interface between economics and resources, between the human species and the natural world.

Socially-Conscious Banking: End to Foreclosures & Occupy Your Home

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mitchell J. Rabin

Remove foreclosure as an outcome of non-payment and an entirely fresh vision of borrower-lender relationship is put in place, now as cooperating partners, as in a business deal, because that's really what it is.

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Faces Of Zuccotti Park: The Chef

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.11.2012 | New York

This story is part of a series that profiles the protesters at Occupy Wall Street. Sean Dolan, 48, has worked as a chef in a variety of restaurants...

This Holiday Season, Pledge Not to Shop at Amazon.com

Kimberly Freeman Brown | Posted 01.10.2012 | Business
Kimberly Freeman Brown

In September, an ...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Faces Of Zuccotti Park: The Food Activist

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

This is the sixth piece in a series profiling the protesters at Occupy Wall Street. There's a man in a white chef's suit on the southwest corner of...

Adam Kaufman

WATCH: Faces of Zuccotti Park: The Local

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Kaufman | Posted 01.10.2012 | New York

This is the fifth piece in a series profiling the protesters of Occupy Wall Street. Not everyone at Zuccotti Park is an activist. Some of the visi...

Adam Kaufman

WATCH: Faces of Zuccotti Park: The PR Guy

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Kaufman | Posted 01.09.2012 | New York

This is the fourth part in a series profiling the protesters of Occupy Wall Street. At certain times of day the number of cameras and recording de...

WATCH: Faces Of Zuccotti Park: The Homeless Artist

The Huffington Post | Adam Kaufman | Posted 01.09.2012 | New York

This is the third in a series of profiles focusing on the protesters of Occupy Wall Street. Sleeping on the street or in illegal squats has become ...

Corporate Loopholes: The Tip of the Iceberg

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Some days it feels like America may be speeding towards a proverbial iceberg. The tip of the iceberg is the budget deficit; and the failure to invest in our human capital is the rest of the iceberg that will sink America's ship of state. But as the super committee struggles to make difficult decisions in the coming weeks to reduce the budget deficit, one of the proposals it is considering is reducing the corporate tax rate. This would be a step away from investing in human capital, and a step towards balancing the budget on the backs of our youth, who need health care and nutrition, quality education and good jobs to build a strong America. Children did not cause the budget deficit and they must not be sacrificed to help solve it.

The Corporatocracy Is the 1 Percent

Carl Gibson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business
Carl Gibson

Antagonizing the state as the sole culprit for our grievances is disingenuous. When the people lead, our leaders will have no choice but to follow.

Wells Fargo 125% Fee Hike

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business
Iris Erlingsdottir

Forty-five dollars for a transaction that a few weeks ago cost $20. What's the $25 increase for?

Just Say No to Corporate Greed

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business
Marian Wright Edelman

One solution being proposed by some of our Congressional leaders is a rehash of an old experiment: a repatriation tax holiday that would temporarily allow U.S.-based companies to bring home profits they currently hold overseas.

How the Global 1% Shape the World's Development Agenda

Peter Bosshard | Posted 12.28.2011 | World
Peter Bosshard

Key decisions about the sector cannot be left to undemocratic, non-transparent institutions. Civil society groups have started to pry open the echo chambers of the G20 and its cooperation with other powerful actors.

The People Have Lost the Power

Steven Nereo | Posted 12.27.2011 | Los Angeles
Steven Nereo

The people really don't have power anymore, which is the underlying complaint of the whole Occupy Wall Street movement. And, for a country whose Constitution starts with "We the people," that should be troubling for everyone.

Enough With the Corporate Pity Party, It's Time to Create Jobs

Kimberly Freeman Brown | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business
Kimberly Freeman Brown

For the millions on Main Street struggling just to make ends meet, the whining from Wall Street is disrespectful. But it's the bullying by corporate-backed lawmakers that is truly setting the dangerous precedent for all of us.

We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us

Al Checchi | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business
Al Checchi

We hear a lot these days about those evil corporations and their pernicious effect on America. Should we hunt down these malefactors of malice? Perhaps, but on examination, they would be us. Off with our heads?

Lessons to Learn From the Occupy Wall Street Movement

Hale Dwoskin | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Hale Dwoskin

The bottom line for the OWS movement and for each of us is to find what we can be for as opposed to just resisting and fighting against what we do not want.

Occupy Corporate Political Spending

Jack Ucciferri | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Jack Ucciferri

While corporations are legally recognized "persons," the reality is that public corporations are vast, ungainly amalgamations of people and institutions. And their political influence is eating away at the fabric of our Republic with increasingly greedy mouthfuls.

When Main Street Occupies Wall Street

Kim Carter | Posted 12.20.2011 | Los Angeles
Kim Carter

Occupy Wall Street shows us that the middle class has been attacked, robbed of their ideal existence and experiencing a revolt much like that of the civil rights era.

How The Wall Street Occupiers Can Help My Small Business

Gene Marks | Posted 12.18.2011 | Small Business
Gene Marks

To all of you who are spending your weekends and valuable time protesting as part of the "occupy movement," I want to thank you. But you guys can help me. If you wouldn't mind, can I ask you for a few favors? As a small business owner?

Who Killed the Economy? Accounting Parasites

Bob Burnett | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business
Bob Burnett

Fixing the U.S. economy doesn't mean replacing capitalism with socialism -- that would bring another set of equally dire problems. The solution first requires taking parasitic accountants out of the corporate driver seat and replacing them with entrepreneurs.

Investor Support for the Occupy Movement

Robert Zevin | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business
Robert Zevin

As socially responsible investors, we seek the same goals as those protesting. Therefore we stand alongside the Occupy movement, supporting freedom, transparency, human dignity, and responsibility.

An Open Letter to the Occupiers from a Veteran Troublemaker

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

You have awakened the sleeping giant, too long dormant, but ever present, deep in the American democratic spirit. You have given voice and space to the unspoken feelings of countless others about something that has gone terribly wrong in our society.

Don't Think of a Pig: Why 'Corporate Greed' Is the Wrong Frame

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

The "we are virtuous, you are evil" message is admittedly, a great way to get people fired up. But does it get us where we need to go?

#OccupyDenver Has Gov. Hickenlooper In A Tent Tizzy

Posted 12.11.2011 | Denver

Now home to hundreds of supporters of the Occupy Denver movement, Civic Center Park is sprouting a multitude of tents and, as of this morning on conse...