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How Soon Until the Free Market Stops the Oil Spill?

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

This is a spoiled, petulant and entitled corporation operating in a largely deregulated free market atmosphere. Are we to believe that it's acting responsibly and with the best interests of the Gulf in mind? Not a chance in hell.

Does 'The End Of The Free Market' Mean The End Of Big Oil And The Multi-National Corporation?

Ian Bremmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ian Bremmer

A corporation that finds itself at war with a state these days is in big trouble. We've had one such conflict so far this year, and it's China 1, Google 0. More of these confrontations are coming.

Interview With Futurist Thomas Frey on the Future of Colleges and Universities

Brett Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Brett Greene

Thomas Frey predicts that an upheaval that is about to take place on college campuses as the forces of the economy and the Internet begin to bear down on it.

Living Wage Fight Revitalized in New York City

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Chen

In a city starkly divided between the haves and have nots, community activists are demanding an honest day's pay for New Yorkers who work at businesses profiting on the taxpayers' dime.

Going Green in Annual Reports

Robert G. Eccles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert G. Eccles

A few innovative companies around the world have recently started issuing a single "integrated report" that combines information on financial, environmental, social, and governance performance.

The Free Market Subterfuge

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

They are the free marketeers, those who advocate that corporations should be free-to- cheat-and-harm and-do-whatever-the-hell-they- want. They are t...

The Next Democratic Senate Primary Candidate We Need to Support

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Now that you have delivered victories for Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania and most likely a win for Bill Halter in Arkansas, you, the netroots, need to know about the next important primary candidate.

Health Care: What Takeover?

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

This is what is so ignorant about the claim health care reform represents a government takeover of private enterprise and by extension the United States' way of life: It is actually the opposite.

Corporations Profit from Permanent War: Memorial Day 2010

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Corporations are profiting from wars and lobbying politicians for more. The US, and the rest of the world, cannot afford the rising personal and financial costs of permanent war.

Kids Will Eat Anything. Where Are the Adults?

Lyn Pentecost | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lyn Pentecost

Who is making all these idiotic nutrition decisions on behalf of our children? And more importantly, what can we do about it?

BP: The Gulf Between Image and Reality

Wood Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wood Turner

This spiraling disaster might have never happened if BP had made a real and deep commitment to changing more than its logo.

A Tale of (Mis)Communication in the Corporate Workplace

Leonard Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leonard Jacobs

This is a tale about poor communication in the American workplace. And why, when companies are struggling and unemployment remains high, we sometimes have no one to blame for our problems but ourselves.

Financial Reform Won't Alter Capitalism's Icarus Trajectory

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stuart Whatley

This era's troubling reality is that economics now dictates our cultural values. We no longer have a say in how resources, production, and mutual prosperity should be systematized to achieve the best society for all.

Comcast/NBC Merger is Like an Asteroid Hurtling toward Earth

Megan Tady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Megan Tady

The proposed merger of Comcast and NBC Universal is like an asteroid hurtling toward Earth: It's huge, it's widely destructive and if it slams into ou...

A Capitol Game

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

The game is always on in the halls of government. Only big rollers are allowed. ...

Environmentalists Should Support Health Care Reform -- Here's Why.

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

The links between protecting the environment and improving our nation's health are clear; environmental issues are health issues. Take, for example, the problem the U.S. faces with asthma.

$30 vs. $30 Million -- How Social Media Will Bring a Corporate Giant to its Knees

Ben Zolno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ben Zolno

Realizing Prop 16 would be bad for basically everyone but PG&E, a number of like-minded individuals got together and dug deep into our pockets, but none of us could find a thirty-million-dollar bill.

The Fed Up's BIO: "Bring It On!!"

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

OK incumbents, all you defenders of the status quo: as the angry political earthquake shakes your terra unfirma, you can quake behind the gates of y...

Six Obstacles on the Road to Corporate Responsibility

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Hollender

To create a better future, leaders and aspiring leaders must first envision their company as an authentically "good company" -- and then summon the creativity and the resiliency to overcome the obstacles that await.

Why BP = Facebook

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John McQuaid

Both Facebook and BP are operating in Wild West-type environments with minimal oversight, doing things that society considers of paramount importance. But now the power these entities wield seems like dangerous overreaching into the unknown, where things can blow up in our faces. And that's the kind of moxie that built America! (Seriously, it is.) But that's exactly the problem: there is no Wild West anymore.

Yes Men 2.0: May a Thousand Yes Men and Women Bloom

The Yes Men | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Yes Men

It's high time for us to get systematic about helping activist groups highlight life-or-death issues -- with or without the Yes Men's participation. That's what the Yes Lab is all about.

Bank Of America To Publish Political Donations

Wall Street Journal | By MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL and DAN FITZPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu has scored a coup in an ongoing national effort to increase corporate transparency after the U.S. Supreme Court ...

Small Businesses Can't Get Loans From

McClatchy | Kevin G. Hall | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Lending across the U.S. economy contracted 7.4 percent last year, the biggest such drop since 1942, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. T...

Corporate Earmarks: Free Market, Indeed!

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

In all the partisan jockeying around whether or not to ban some or all Congressional earmarks, a small detail has been overlooked--the fact that Congr...

How to Get Away With Murder: Guidant and Corporate Criminal Justice

Michael Santos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Santos

After the Guidant Corporation sold flawed heart defibrillators which killed six people, prosecutors negotiated a fine of $296 million -- just 1% of what Boston Scientific paid to acquire it after the investigation began.