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Corporate Greed

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...

What's Next For Occupy Wall Street?

Valarie Kaur | Posted 12.09.2011 | Impact
Valarie Kaur

This is a moment that could spark a broader movement that reaffirms the human dignity of all people. It's a matter of moral imperative to help fix a broken system.

Occupy Wall Street Must End the Dictatorship - of Corporations

Roberto Lovato | Posted 12.07.2011 | Latino Voices
Roberto Lovato

Occupy Wall Street represents a Great Awakening to the need to rescue our free speech and other democratic spaces humiliated by Big Corporations that the Supreme Court protects legally; that the police protect physically; that the media protects culturally and that White House and Congress protect politically.

Demanding Accountability for Wall Street's "Greedapalooza"

Bennet Kelley | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

September '11 is the moment the lobster said the water is getting too hot; it is the moment the people said the U.S. does not belong to those with the most money, but to working Americans whose voices have been ignored for too long.

Generations Intersect at Wall Street Protest

Vera Haller | Posted 12.06.2011 | New York
Vera Haller

It was a blip, really. For the briefest of moments, Michael Moore, filmmaker and champion of the underdog over big corporations, on Tuesday went unrecognized in Zuccotti Park.

Why Women Need to Be the Ones Occupying Wall Street

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.12.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

What's the Occupy Wall Street movement -- an ongoing, multi-city protest against corporate greed, cronyism and inequity -- got to do with gender politics, you ask? I say: everything.

'We Are The 99 Percent': The Stories Of Victims Of The Great Recession

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

As protesters share their stories in Zuccotti Park, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Chicago and other cities across the country, some are taking to the...

Capitalism to Be Replaced By Surrealism

Spencer Green | Posted 12.02.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Under surrealism, price determination will be based on the toss of a two-headed cloud during the hours of 3:00am to eleventy-never, while money will be different kinds of soup, ranging from New England barbed wire to cream of enervation.

I Hear You, Occupy Wall Street

Clint Reilly | Posted 11.30.2011 | San Francisco
Clint Reilly

In the wake of a continued corporate sycophancy from the country's hard right, it is encouraging to see a movement brave enough to address the problem of American inequality and pragmatic enough to include all those who suffer as a result.