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Eliminate the Corporate Culture of Dependency

Alan Singer | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Alan Singer

Where I disagree with Mr. Romney is over who is overly dependent and who should be cut off. Major corporations have been feeding off the federal trough for a long time and they need to learn how to fend for themselves.

Apple: Leading the Way in Enlightened 'Corporate Empathy'?

Anna Reeves | Posted 11.18.2012 | Impact
Anna Reeves

Can it truly be said that Apple has managed to cultivate a culture of empathy? Here's where we need to get more insightful about the power of empathy and the way it works to transform corporate culture.

Climate Change This Week: Megafarms Grow Climate Change, Rogue Weathergirl, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Bad US Policy Boosts Climate Change on US Megafarms, says policy expert Mark Hertgaard at the New York Times, by skewing subsidies towards a few commodity crops that use vast amounts of fossil fuel.

Are Corporations People (Redux)? Why Jack Welch Is Wrong

Don Tapscott | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business
Don Tapscott

To say corporations are people also unfairly sets them up for ridicule. Some have said, for example, if corporations are people we should ask ourselves what kind of people they are?

A New Strategy to Fight Citizens United

Kent Greenfield | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
Kent Greenfield

Instead of amending the constitution to weaken corporate "personhood," we should focus on changing corporations themselves so that overturning Citizens United would be unnecessary.

Climate Change This Week: Climate Change Timeline, Bye-Bye Birdies, and More...

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.09.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Already stressed from continuing loss of habitat to humans -- about 6,000 more acres every day -- the extreme drought this year has crippled its reproduction and survival, further decreasing numbers. This thing of beauty might not be a joy forever....

Multilatinas and the Private Sector: A New Partnership for Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 11.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

One of several hypotheses for the lack of regional investment is that the state of education and learning in the region constrains the ability of multilatinas to expand and reinvest in their own backyard.

I Approve This Message...

Roseanne Barr | Posted 11.06.2012 | Celebrity
Roseanne Barr

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngCampaign Finance Reform may not sound like a burning, hot-button issue, but it is, and all of us citizens better get united behind that, or pretty soon there won't be anything left worth fighting for. That's why I'm running for president and that's why I approved this message.

Corporate Bribes May Be On The Rise

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

* Only a few nations cracking down on corporate bribery, watchdog says * Companies may be more tempted to use bribes in recession ...

Are Republicans Lying? Are Democrats?

Bill Shireman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Bill Shireman

I deal with conflicts between the right and left every day. I see how false realities emerge, and how interest groups use them to manipulate true believers on both the right and left to advance status quo agendas, as if they were their own.

Prop 32's Rich Backers Trying to Bully Working People Out of Politics...Again

Amy B. Dean | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

In their attempts to silence the political voice of working people, conservative groups and millionaire donors have been disingenuous and anti-democratic. But you can't say they haven't been persistent.

Do America's Corporations Care How Much American Workers Earn?

Colin Gordon | Posted 11.03.2012 | Business
Colin Gordon

Despite worries about sagging consumer confidence and shrinking paychecks, business leaders seem unconcerned about the declining standard of living of middle class America, or about the growing number of American families slipping into poverty.

Money in Politics: Where Is the Outrage?

Bill Moyers | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

No serious proposal to take the money out of politics, or even reduce its tightening grip on the body politic, will emerge from Tampa or Charlotte, so the sounds of celebration and merriment are merely prelude to a funeral cortege for America as a shared experience. A radical minority of the superrich has gained ascendency over politics, buying the policies, laws, tax breaks, subsidies, and rules that consolidate a permanent state of vast inequality by which they can further help themselves to America's wealth and resources. Money rules. And in the foul air democracy chokes and gasps, the middle class falls behind, and the poor sink from sight as political donations determine the course and speech of policies that could make the difference in the lives of ordinary people struggling in a dog-eat-dog world.

Report: Companies Abandon U.S. To Avoid Taxes

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business

Taxes: If you only read the Wall Street Journal, you might think they are the biggest problem in America right now. The WSJ, for example, has run t...

When Direct Flights Aren't Direct

Seth Korman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Travel
Seth Korman

When purchasing the tickets, I made the mistake of missing the distinction between "direct" and "nonstop" flights.

Corporate Strategy: How HR Can Become a Player

Ed Lawler | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

Helping to set and implement the strategic direction of the organization requires developing and assessing the organization's human capital and creating the organizational capabilities required to support the strategic direction.

Searching For A Happy Medium

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

Social entrepreneurs tend to instinctively know and apply what is so difficult for corporate clients to assimilate. What is refreshing is that they're not afraid of their market; in fact, they're in love with it.

Dan Wang

New Jersey Land Grab: 'It Was Like Being In A War Zone' | Dan Wang | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

Santos Cruz still remembers the first time he heard the demolition crews. "They came without any warning at 6 a.m. outside my home," he said in a rece...

Olympics: Britain Mobilizes 20,000 Armed Personnel in Country's Largest Security Operation Since WWII

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports
Democracy Now!

Britain has launched its largest peacetime security operation ever for the Summer Olympics. Nearly 20,000 armed personnel are now providing security -- almost double the number of British troops currently serving in Afghanistan.

Corporate Convictions for Loitering and Prowling Upheld

Steven Clifford | Posted 09.24.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Six months ago, Chicago Police arrested Goldman Sachs for loitering after nearby businesses complained that Goldman presence was scaring customers and giving the neighborhood a bad reputation.

The Future of American Business

Mike Lux | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Progressives should absolutely be pro-business, but the business interests we support and build coalitions with should be the kinds of businesses that build, not tear down, the middle class in this country.

Stock Market 101, From Maria Bartiromo (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Are you thinking of investing? Maria Bartiromo, financial expert and anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell" discussed the ins and outs of the stock market wh...

Then, Who DID Build It, Mr. President?

Anthony Gregory | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

Many businesses do not merely benefit from state intervention, but would sink without it. Liberals rarely confront the corporate interests that most rely upon Washington's redistribution of wealth to the powerful and socialization of risk.

The Minimum Wage Is So Low That It's Immoral - and Foolish

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Economic issues make some people's eyes glaze over, so we'll put this plainly: Today's minimum wage is epic in its injustice and Dickensian in its cruelty. It's a shame that Dickens himself isn't here to write about it.

Democratic National Convention Rakes In Corporate Cash

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Shortly after last year's high-profile announcement that the 2012 Democratic National Convention would be the first in history not ...