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Corporate Greed

Is It Best to Buy or Borrow Books?

Dave Astor | Posted 11.28.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Now stepping into the ring: buying books vs. using a library! That bout might never make pay-per-view, but it's a contest often on the minds of avid readers.

Wall Street: A Reason to Rethink Parenting

Toni Nagy | Posted 11.27.2011 | Parents
Toni Nagy

Here is a theory: everyone who works for Wall Street has serious mommy and daddy issues.

Is Our Nation on the Titanic?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

What is our values compass as we seek solutions to rampant joblessness and poverty among millions of Americans, including 16.4 million poor children?

'Job Creators' or 'Hostage Takers?'

Peter M. Shane | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

Excessive regulation is hardly the problem that created the housing crisis and banking sector meltdown. Quite the reverse. So, to say that regulations per se are the enemy of growth is just wrong.

The Real Work of the World

Wes Nisker | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business
Wes Nisker

Labor Day weekend marks the last sigh of summer, and just when you were starting to relax, suddenly Labor Day arrives to signal the start of th...

Do We Need a Heavy Dose of Street Theater?

David Macaray | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
David Macaray

There is nothing that Big Business, Wall Street, and the wealthy fear more than worker solidarity, whether in the form of street protests or general strikes. Which is why they continue to demonize organized labor.

Dot-com Deadbeats

Kenneth Kales | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Kenneth Kales

Yes, you and I always have paid the sales tax on what we buy in a store. It is a populist approach and we have accepted it. But that's largely not the case when we buy online.

Did You Feel It?

Carolita Johnson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson

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Why Did Capitalism Fail?

Bob Burnett | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business
Bob Burnett

The global economy is splintering. U.S. voters hate all politicians and there's political unrest throughout the world. The root cause of this turmoil is the failure of the dominant economic paradigm -- global corporate capitalism.

Verizon Union Members Strike Outside Joe Biden's Hampton Estate

Patch | Matthew Margolis | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

More than a dozen local striking Verizon workers stationed themselves outside the Southampton estate where Vice President Joe Biden is vacationing in ...

Economy Got You Down? Some Opportunities to Resist!

Nathan Schneider | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Nathan Schneider

The next few months are looking to be a busy season for organizing, protest, and nonviolent civil resistance in the United States, against the very corporate powers that have rigged this disastrous game.

ALEC: Democracy's Arch-Nemesis

Carl Gibson | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Essentially, ALEC's purpose is to pass laws that enrich corporate profits and investor returns by starving the government of revenue, rigging elections and busting unions.

C-Word 40: A Man Like America

Cintra Wilson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Home
Cintra Wilson

You have been married to America for a long time. You invested all your money in a house which he allowed to deteriorate, along with your relationship. He has always been evasive -- now you strongly suspect he is constantly lying to you.

Debunking the Family Budget Analogy

Jack Rothman | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Jack Rothman

The national deficit won't be cured through a deficit of corporate responsibility. When freeloading members of our national fiscal family aren't paying their fair share, we're in deep trouble -- we have a dysfunctional family. A balanced budget starts with a balanced pay-in.

Unfair Trade Policy: A Gift That Keeps on Giving

Cynthia Dill | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

What do you get when you mix bad trade policy, unregulated multinational corporations, economic insecurity and a hard-working Maine community desperate for jobs?

Former Citigroup Vice President Charged With Embezzling $19 Million

Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Jessica Dye) - A former vice president at Citigroup Inc was charged with bank fraud on Monday for allegedly embezzling more than $19 mil...

When Greed Is Good

Carine Fabius | Posted 08.23.2011 | Arts
Carine Fabius

2011-06-23-excess.jpgLondon-based Maximilian Widemann, a pop graffiti artist, channels horror over modern society's mind-bending fascination with money.

Tax Repatriation: You Can't Turn This Into a Good Idea

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The proposed tax repatriation holiday wants us to let multinational corporations who've been "deferring" taxes they owe to the Treasury get a time-limited break to bring them back at a much reduced rate. How could this ever be a good idea?

PHOTOS: Thousands Rally Against Corporate Greed In Chicago, 24 Arrested

Posted 08.15.2011 | Chicago

Several thousand people gathered downtown Tuesday, protesting bank bailouts and tax cuts for the wealthy and demanding jobs and funding for schools. ...

Denver Mayor's Race Spawns a Business Solution

Robert Schwab | Posted 07.31.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Mayoral CEOs across the country are paid considerably less than private-sector CEOs and yet often perform at a much higher level since they face electoral accountability on a regular basis.

The Ancient Greek Antidote To Greed

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

At what point will the Greek god Dionysus help us realize, as King Midas did, that greed has unexpected consequences? And where will this presumed need for excess ultimately lead us?

It's Time to Shift Into Your Heart-Gear

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business
Carolyn Ziel

More and more often these days, the message seems to be "open your heart." "Love thy neighbor" is no longer just for ourselves at home, at play and at...

Public Domain Protest Song!

Adam McKay | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Adam McKay

It's somewhat surprising that we really haven't had a lot of protest music over the past few decades. So when I was told, "If you write the lyrics, we'll record the songs," I went for it, and here's the result.

No Need for Villains on the Trade Issue

Ian Fletcher | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

If there are any powerful people cackling with glee at the misery they're cynically inflicting on the rest of us through free trade, they're probably few and far between. Never attribute to evil what can be adequately explained by ordinary greed.

Stiglitz: Economic Inequality 'Distorts Our Society'

Vanity Fair | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

Americans have been watching protests against oppressive regimes that concentrate massive wealth in the hands of an elite few. Yet in our own democrac...