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Extortion Politics: Why Won't American Business Stop the GOP From Threatening to Blow Up The Economy?

Robert Reich | Posted 06.19.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

No group of legislators is entitled to threaten to crash the United States economy if its demands aren't met. But the biggest surprise in the current debt ceiling standoff is the silence of American business and Wall Street, who have the most to lose.

Public Domain Protest Song!

Adam McKay | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Adam McKay

It's somewhat surprising that we really haven't had a lot of protest music over the past few decades. So when I was told, "If you write the lyrics, we'll record the songs," I went for it, and here's the result.

ReThink Review: Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 -- Who Is John Galt? And Who Cares?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.15.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Atlas Shrugged is like what would happen if The Da Vinci Code and the Twilight books had a baby, and then Republicans decided that baby should be the basis for running history's most powerful country.

Woe to You, Legislators!

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president's fiscal message this week was on point, and will have to be repeated over and over again in the months ahead against all the pressures to compromise.

No Need for Villains on the Trade Issue

Ian Fletcher | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

If there are any powerful people cackling with glee at the misery they're cynically inflicting on the rest of us through free trade, they're probably few and far between. Never attribute to evil what can be adequately explained by ordinary greed.

The GOP's Budget Strategy: Shared Sacrifice Without the Sharing

Michael Keegan | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

As a government shutdown looms, the federal budget process has been reduced to a temper tantrum in a china shop.

Zach Carter

Obama Rejects Tax Increase On Big Business | Zach Carter | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress grinds closer to shutting down the federal government and the White House floats proposals to cut social services for workin...

Republican Budget Plan Denies the American Dream

Ethan Rome | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The GOP's budget breaks the fundamental promise of this country: That if you work hard and play by the rules, you can take care of your family and retire with dignity and peace of mind.

When Bad Things Happen to Good Americans

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Americans need to respond to chronic unemployment with sympathy and righteous indignation. And from this moral stance we need to resist the political tsunami that argues that corporate rights trump those of individuals.

Corporations Are Draining America's Vitality

Carl Gibson | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business
Carl Gibson

All that's needed to get our economy standing upright again and the wealth circulating throughout the economy is for Fortune 500 headliners to pay their fair share in taxes.

World Affairs Council and Fareed Zakaria Tackle Some Big Problems

Mira Veda | Posted 05.27.2011 | Politics
Mira Veda

Recently, I attended the World Affairs Council annual conference held at the St. Regis in San Francisco. The notable keynote speakers for the event we...

Hip-Hop Economics: Dollars and Sense for the New School

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

The new hip-hop generation -- a generation that thrives on respect -- should demand it from the corporations that they patronize, says Munson Steed, C...

The 10 Companies Young People Want To Work For Most

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The employer branding firm, Universum, recently asked young professionals for their thoughts on America's employers including which they'd most like t...

Tim Wu Talks Net Neutrality, Information Empires and Freedom

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

2011-03-21-nknknk.jpgWe all know that as technology empowers us to do more, it carries with it all manner of problems. But one of our biggest pickles tends to slip right by us: We're not free.

Social Media 101 for Corporations: Be Human

DeronTriff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

On Friday, did corporate America flunk the main lesson of Social Media 101: Be human?

Girl Scout Cookies Could Help Fund Corporate Tax Cut

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

If Georgia lawmakers get their way, corporations doing business in that state will get a nice tax cut and the Girl Scouts will be chipping in to make up the difference in the state budget.

A Helpful Idea for a Great First Lady

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Bullying summit? Michelle, please teach Barack how to defend himself.

Do CEO's Have Parents and if So, Where Are They?

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

As a society, we really need to see "what's what" get over the money addiction and seek to equalize the madness that is now passed off as "normal" and "business-as-usual."

Portrait of a Loyal Employee

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock


Jon Stewart and the Sheer Hypocrisy of Fox News on Teachers

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

I like teachers. But what I am learning from conservatives these days, especially the hosts and commentators for Fox News is that public school teachers are greedy.

Creating a Company Culture Takes More Than Free Lunches

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

Company culture is one of those buzz phrases that gets some managers boasting about Nacho Wednesdays and Bingo parties, but many start ups find competitive value by going beyond bells and whistles.

Corporate Tax Revenues Are At Historic Lows, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as the federal deficit has ballooned, U.S. corporations are paying lower tax bills than ever before, according to one measure. That's the take...

Make Money And Do Good Is The New Corporate Buzz

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Admitting you are making money by doing some good in the world is no longer a dirty little secret, i...

Demystifying Our Economic Predicament

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Brenner

Reality based assessments of the United States' economic predicaments should begin with a set of bedrock questions. What is the country's actual wealth? How is it distributed? Why is it distributed in this way?

Pay Up, Corporate Tax Dodgers

Chuck Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chuck Collins

Instead of cutting state and federal budgets, the United States should crack down on the corporate tax dodgers thumbing their noses at us.