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If Harry Potter Ran General Electric

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Morris

As I've watched Jeff Immelt, the CEO of GE over the years, I've been impressed that he has so many of Harry Potter's defining qualities.

The F Word: The Big Float's a Big Scam

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Wednesday's mammoth release of documents pertaining to the Fed's bank bail out program could well spark the most outrage, at least among those not fortunate enough to head a firm on Wall Street.

Competitions Galore: And the Winner Is...

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

TV game shows may have declined in recent years, but idea contests are riding a wave among big corporations. That's because competitions arise when problems loom large -- so no surprise they're currently on the uptick.

Pentagon to Review 21-Year-Old Test Program

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Department of Defense stated that it would be conducting an evaluation and study of a program designed to increase subcontracting opportunities available to small businesses.

GE Electrifies Their Fleet

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY and SAMANTHA BOMKAMP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — With a name like General Electric, it stands to reason GE would want to embrace the electric car. Thursday the company announced pla...

Journalism in the World of Citizens United: the Keith Olbermann Lesson

Teri Szucs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Teri Szucs

Keith Olbemann is not a fraud, and no one is objective. From "gotcha" questions to softball ones, from editing to news prioritization, humans are bias in nature. Reporters should never pretend otherwise.

What the Election Means (Or Doesn't) For Sustainability

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

For those of us who are working for a more sustainable, healthy, and profitable future for companies, communities, and our country, we should channel Martin Luther King, Jr. who once said, "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

Congress to Investigate Pentagon Comprehensive Test Program

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Thursday, October 21, five members of the House of Representatives, lead by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) asked the U.S. Government Accountabi...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 10

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/30 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Rude Awakening

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

There's overwhelming evidence showing that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are unsafe. And there are plenty of sources for non-GMO corn.

PLU Codes Do Not Indicate Genetically Modified Produce

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Smith

No, the 5-digit PLU codes on produce do not tell you what is genetically modified or natural. These numbers, organized by the Produce Marketing Association, have nothing to do with you.

Weekly Mulch: When Will Our Water Be Clean?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger Ed. Note: The Mulch is participating in Blog Action Day 2010, an initiative led by Media Consortium member...

GE Salmon? Are You Out of Your Minds?!

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/242 To help stop GE salmon, please sign petitions to the food industry and Congress. Has the FDA gone compl...

An Interview With Phil Bereano: The Complex Ethics of Genetic Engineering

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Philip Bereano is Professor Emeritus in the field of Technology and Public Policy at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been an active and outspoken proponent of democratic social ethics in technology for decades.

Vilsack Mistakenly Pitched "GMOs-Feed-the-World" to an Audience of Experts--Oops

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

It is clear to the experts that the current generation of GMOs do not live up to the hype continuously broadcast by biotech companies and their promotional East Coast wing--the federal government.

Time for GE to Commit to Cleaning Up its Pollution in the Hudson River

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

GE can successfully clean up its mess and finally return a healthier Hudson River to millions of area residents. But if GE starts dragging its heels now, we will lose the momentum achieved over the past 18 months.

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 9

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/32 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 8

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/36 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 7

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/39 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 6

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/43 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people ...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 5

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/45 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 4

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/48 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 3

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/52 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Tapping a Million Green Brains

Marc Stoiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Stoiber

Mass collaboration in business was, until quite recently, a concept treated with suspicion. Today, we're seeing an explosion of collaboration that unabashedly taps the creative reservoir of the masses.

There's Just No Pleasing Some Robber Barons

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Game over, Wall Street has won big-time, and the Bush-Obama policy has made the financiers whole while largely ignoring the deep plight of the true victims of the economic collapse, the unemployed and the foreclosed.