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Corporate Greed

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...

A Worldwide Revolt Against Poverty Wages

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Tasini

Despite the growing poverty around the world, we still have a bi-partisan support (including from our president) for the very so-called "free trade" policies that have bred substandard wages.

What DID They Mean by That? A Week of Truthiness and Media

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

Ever had one of those weeks where the distance between what was said and what was done stretches way out into the blue yonder? In my job as director o...

Progressives Deserve to Be Worried About the Obama Administration

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

The progressive house the Obama administration has built so far is like the home built of straw in the story of "The Three Little Pigs". It looks okay, but when the Big Bad Wolf comes along he has no trouble blowing it over.

Contracting Abuses Could be Solved With New Bill

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

The diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants has gone on for over a decade. H.R. 2568 is a deficit neutral and much needed solution to these long standing abuses.

Ask Workers in Cambodia and Bangladesh: Where Has Corporate Social Responsibility Been?

Jeff Ballinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Ballinger

Since the earliest "code of conduct" requirements for supplier factories, labor rights have declined nearly to the vanishing point in production-for-export areas around the world.

British Petroleum, by Any Other Name, Would Smell as Foul

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

We need to end our unrestrained use of oil. Not just foreign oil, not just offshore drilling. All oil. This is not a pipe dream, it is entirely achievable. It takes the proper allocation of priorities and resources to make it happen.

Greed Stole the Mantle of Business Acumen

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

The greedy produce the most profit in the shortest period of time because they don't believe in any future. Consequences are not real because there is no tomorrow past the bonus deadline.

Corporate America Offshoring More Jobs in Economic Crisis

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

How long will America force its own people into poverty just to pad the pockets of those who make more in a day than we could spend in a lifetime?

Progress in Corporate Ethics? Not So Much

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donna Flagg

Integrity can't be "written in" to organizational behavior, especially for companies who have unprincipled people working there to begin with. But still, we are mired in regulations.

A Worker's Life Is Worth: $175,000. A Crab's: Millions.

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

BP executives and managers have been screwing up for years when it comes to worker safety, and the recent deaths of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon is only a continuation of a sad history for the company.

Corporate America To Fight Taliban

Steven Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

The Pentagon has harnessed the skills of corporate America to fight the Taliban. "We will exploit the expertise and talent of the private sector in o...