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Corporate Greed

The Big Idea: Creating Shared Value

Michael E. Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael E. Porter

The capitalist system is under siege and a big part of the problem lies with companies themselves.

'How Everybody Exists' Doesn't Have to Be

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

The surprising gem in an Inquirer piece was that APCO VP Bill Pierce agreed with me. He acknowledged that interest-funded pressure groups "are all over the place" in Washington. "That's how everybody exists here," Pierce said.

U.S. of America

Laura Mola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Mola

"Ask not what your country can do for you... ," "if a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich." "United, t...

Billionaires' Coordinated Scheme to Ax Your Pay

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Don't be fooled by the misleading propaganda created by billionaires and corporations for the politicians they've purchased. These proposals have nothing to do with the right to work. They're all about forcing people to work for less.

Introducing an Era of Justice: How to Take Back America and Usher in a New Political Age

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Zeitz

What once was an America "by the people and for the people" today is a dysfunctional and ailing America "by corporations and for corporations." Our elected leaders have failed us.

Wage Theft: Thou Shalt Not Steal From Your Workers

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David A. Love

As the wealthy bankers are propped up and subsidized by the government, everyday working people who have little as it is are robbed daily -- by their employers. Now is a better time than most to discuss the crisis of wage theft in the United States.

Creating Jobs

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jonathan Schmock

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Normalizing Inadequacy

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

If we're truly interested in doing what's right for children, then we can no longer afford to ignore the crucial connections between student achievement and broader social policy.

FCC Chairman Won't Stand up to Comcast, Proposes Garbage "Net Neutrality"

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

In one swoop, Genachowski is poised to break Obama's promise and give the Internet away to big corporations like Comcast, to block and discriminate and extort as they see fit.

PHOTOS: STREET ART: Mr. Monopoly Gets Political

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Mr Monopoly finds himself in a unique position. Unlike other evil mascots, like the Hamburglar or Count Chocula, we're supposed to actually hate the ...

Working Together to Fight Financial Reporting Fraud

Cindy Fornelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cindy Fornelli

What compels someone to commit fraud -- to work hard, rise to the top, then undo his or her life's work by committing a crime?

Time to Stop Subsidizing Ethanol

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

The $5 billion VEETC subsidy pads the pockets of Big Oil but does almost nothing to advance its stated purpose of actually promoting ethanol production.

Melissa Bean, Corporate Voice, Instead of Elizabeth Warren? No Way.

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Tasini

War is peace. Lies are truth. And, now, Melissa Bean is like Elizabeth Warren. That is the instant thought I had when reading about the rumors that th...

Building a Values-Based Movement

Sarita Gupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

Last Tuesday, although Democrats maintained control of the Senate, Republicans reclaimed the House of Representatives by a margin not seen since 1948....

The Fall Of Corporate Leadership

Paul R. Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul R. Lawrence

I propose a different kind of corporate charter in which the power of the owners does not overwhelm the voices of the other stakeholders affected by the corporation's actions.

Why Greed Is Bad for Capitalism

Nigel Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nigel Barber

Darwin celebrated the nasty side of life -- brutal competition. Yet, in the struggle for existence he perceived a creative force that produced the ma...

A Pledge to 1% of America

Terrance Heath | Posted 10.08.2010 | Politics
Terrance Heath

The "Pledge to America" is, in truth, a pledge to continue the same policies that brought us the current economic crisis.

Corporate Values, Community Woes

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deepak Bhargava

Corporations owe the American community quality jobs, not because of the laws of the free market but because their success is built on the success of all of us.

Saving Schools from the 'Supermen'

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sabrina Stevens

The kind of school reform that gets significant airtime right now is a corporate one, and the corporate interests that created it are also funding the PR campaign to sell it.

Greed, Money, Politics and Charity

Mark Rosenman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Rosenman

The nonprofit world needs to speak clearly for the common good and to work assiduously toward it. Its organizations need to get beyond their own parochial interests and to find shared purpose across areas of concern.

It's Time to Grow Up

Ben Tripp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Tripp

We can call it libertarianism, patriotism, conservatism, or anything we want, but the truth is this: an ideology of selfishness has gripped the nation.

Corporate Citizenship -- The Most Dangerous Game

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bryan Young

Chevron is planning a bid to access natural resources in sacred parts of the state of Utah and wants to bolster public support by dropping a string of donations around town. They are vultures, make no mistake.

Let's Be Honest: About Jobs and the Economy

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

There's not a thing that Obama or any other politician can do to lower unemployment in the private sector as long as CEOs and shareholders of our largest companies are getting richer and richer.

An Inside-Out Life: Protection From the Growing Backlash -- Part 1

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

A good step towards awakening your inner life is to identify the gaps between what you believe in on the inside, and what you tend to do on the outside. Here's an exercise that can help you awaken to those gaps.

Weekly Mulch: Fighting the Joe Millers of the WorldWeekly Mulch: Fighting the Joe Millers of the World

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Mulch: Fighting the Joe Millers of the Worldby Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Joe Miller, Sarah Palin's choice candidate for one of Ala...