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Corporate Greed

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.

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?