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Social Security's Biggest Threat: The Debt Deal Super Committee

Russ Feingold | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Russ Feingold

Unless congressional leaders appoint progressives willing to stand up to moneyed interests, the new congressional super committee will be nothing less than a chopping block for Social Security.

AT&T -- Not My Credo

Wendy Block | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Wendy Block

When I hear that AT&T and Verizon are key players with other multinationals and Republican legislators in a so-far obscure group that advances corporate interests and undermines ours, my thoughts turn...shall we say, vehement.

Investing In Local Businesses Can Do You Well, Them Good

Daily Finance | Loren Berlin | Posted 09.24.2011 | Business

When it comes to my money, I often feel like I have to choose between "doing good" -- that is, using it to improve the world by, say, donating to char...

Death for Profit

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Axel W. Caballero

Bryan Holcomb, an ex-CCA quality assurance manager, spoke exclusively to Cuéntame's Immigrant For Sale producers to expose the negligent operations at Stewart Detention Center.

The Real Crime: Concentration of Power

Ralph Gomory | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Ralph Gomory

The problem today is not the tyranny of government, but rather the concentration of money, and hence power, in Wall Street and in the largest corporations. And it is clear that enough money can buy political power.

Wanted: Multimillionaire With Conscience To Launch Third Party

John R. Talbott | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
John R. Talbott

It is time to launch a new political party, one with a very simply stated but enormous task, to get the special interest money and lobbying out of our government.

The Good Fight

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock

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Paul Blumenthal

Congressional Democrats Press Support For Corporate Disclosure Post-Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats are stepping up support for transparency in corporate political spending ahead of the 2012 elections. On Wedn...

Agility in Agriculture: Why Farms Will Succeed and Food Corporations May Not

Elizabeth McVay Greene | Posted 09.11.2011 | Home
Elizabeth McVay Greene

A farmer and a corporate procurement manager probably agree that it will be harder and harder to force a static basket of consistent, timely products out of the land for years to come. But the two have wildly different capacity to deal with this reality.

How 'Maximizing Value' for Shareholders Robs Workers and Taxpayers

William Lazonick | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business
William Lazonick

Want to solve the mystery of the American economy's current employment and competitiveness problems? Take a close look at the current corporate obsession with "maximizing shareholder value."

You Can't Dictate Culture -- But You Can Influence It

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 09.05.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Most senior managers struggle with culture because it's so difficult to define. Even less tangible than a "soft" concept, culture is more like a cloud: You know it's there, but it's nearly impossible to grasp.

Don't Go Away Mad, Just Go Away: The Supreme Court Closes Up Shop

David Coleman | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
David Coleman

Closing down for the summer is not the Roberts Court's only disappearing act. During this past term, a disturbing trend emerged of withdrawing the courts from their historic and institutional role in providing justice for ordinary Americans.

What the Heck Is Corporate Culture?

James M. Lynch | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business
James M. Lynch

Don't think you have a culture? You do -- every business does. It's just a question of whether or not it works for you and if it's a conscious choice you're making.

Unfair Trade Policy: A Gift That Keeps on Giving

Cynthia Dill | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

What do you get when you mix bad trade policy, unregulated multinational corporations, economic insecurity and a hard-working Maine community desperate for jobs?

Is Your Boss Really in Business to Create Jobs?

Richard Kirsch | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business
Richard Kirsch

Unless you work for a small business, your boss will only create a new job if there isn't a cheaper option: force you to work longer hours, hire a temp, purchase new technology. Or if you work for a big company, get the work done overseas.

Tax Repatriation: You Can't Turn This Into a Good Idea

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The proposed tax repatriation holiday wants us to let multinational corporations who've been "deferring" taxes they owe to the Treasury get a time-limited break to bring them back at a much reduced rate. How could this ever be a good idea?

Walmart Heir's Mega-Museum

Posted 08.20.2011 | Arts

A piece in next week's New Yorker will shed some light on Alice Walton, art collector and daughter of Walmart's founder, Sam Walton. Her collection, t...

Too Big to Sue? Supreme Court Blocks Massive Gender Discrimination Suit Against Wal-Mart

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 08.20.2011 | Women
Elizabeth B. Wydra

However strong the evidence of discrimination may or may not be, it is important to recognize that the Supreme Court's ruling today was not about whether Wal-Mart was guilty.

Serious About Governing

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

President Obama is not serious about creating jobs. Practicing free trade against controlled capitalism in globalization is like playing touch football against tackle football.

Charity Rejects Hooters' Donation Pledge

Posted 08.19.2011 | Impact

Fox News reports that a Catholic charity near St. Louis, Mo. is rejecting a donation by Hooters, a restaurant chain known for its scantily clad waitre...

The Big Fake on Repatriation

Nicole Tichon | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics
Nicole Tichon

If you paid a tax rate higher than 5.25 percent this year, you paid a greater percentage of your money in taxes than these large corporations would pay if this tax break is passed by Congress.

A Lack of Debate

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock

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Privatization Of Public Education Turns Students Into Corporate Assets

Kevin Welner | Posted 08.09.2011 | Education
Kevin Welner

So now our children effectively become corporate assets. How long before they are commodities to be bought and sold on the open market as if they were pork bellies or wheat futures?

White House Considers Payroll Tax Cut To Boos Economy

Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The White House is considering a temporary cut in payroll taxes that employers pay on wages, an administration official said Thursday...

Corporations: Pillars of the Community?

Marian Salzman | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business
Marian Salzman

There's a real paradox today in the meaning of the word community. On one hand, we're building our communities online and forming tribes with like-min...