Every American has the right to speak out, to express views, and to serve as an advocate for all manner of issues and prospective leaders. But having rights doesn't necessarily mean they're valuable, or even useful at all.
In BP's dream world, the victims will fold, take whatever meager compensation they can get right away, the media will barely notice and BP can make a swift getaway before anyone really understand how the spill is going to affect the environment.
I spoke with Mike Papantonio, environmental lawyer and host of Ring of Fire, about the effort to hold BP accountable for the damage that they have caused, as well as to expose the lies that BP continues to feed the news media.
Despite the temptation to oversimplify a complicated world by being a bull or bear, we are sticking with the mixed bag theme. In an economy full of both positive and negative events, there is no other logical conclusion.
Big American companies won't begin to think about hiring until they know American consumers will buy their products. The problem is, American consumers won't start buying again until they know they have reliable paychecks.
There they go again. Amid some of the most spectacular market failures the country has ever seen, business lobbyists and their friends in Congress want to reinvigorate their discredited deregulatory agenda.
Only 5,000 green cards a year are issued to low-skilled workers seeking permanent residence. Clearly, we should expect a black market in labor to arise when demand for workers far exceeds the legal supply.
As your company comes out of crisis mode and begins to explore investing again, this is no time to go back to old spendthrift ways. Now is your chance to do it right and make sure you get the biggest bang for your buck.