Stop Investing in Sexism

Stop Investing in Sexism

My entire working life, roughly 50 years, I’ve been hearing the same old excuses for women not advancing in corporate America. Two are dominant: “we can’t find qualified women,” and “just wait until the pipeline gets filled and things...
Tax Holiday Would Cheat American Taxpayers

Tax Holiday Would Cheat American Taxpayers

What if your family’s finances were tight, and you had a water bill that you couldn’t afford to pay? What if you had a client who owed you enough to cover the water bill? Would you tell your family they would have to go without water, or would you tell...

Budget Cuts and Corporate Tax Cheats

Like many Americans in their early 20s, I work four part-time jobs and can barely pay my rent. My bank balance vacillates between double and triple digits. Like a lot of working folks, I pay my federal taxes and I don’t resent paying my fair share. I’m a...

Environmental Ruination’s Corporate Sponsors

“Let’s Save Nature!” Good advice; Unless we have To sacrifice. Protecting the environment has billions of supporters worldwide. Unfortunately, they’re not the people who count. Earth’s biggest polluter, for example, is the U.S. military....
Corporations and the Arab Net Crackdown

Corporations and the Arab Net Crackdown

Springtime in the Arab world is looking bleaker now that despots in Libya, Bahrain, and Yemen and reactionary elements in Egypt have gained an upper hand against the pro-democracy protesters who have inspired the world. And the Internet, hailed sometimes in excess as...

General Electric: King of the Tax Dodgers

Congressional Republicans are about to cut the Tsunami Warning System from the National Weather Service budget. But if General Electric paid their fair share of taxes, we could reverse this and billions in additional budget cuts. GE — best known for its light...

Echoes of Fascism

Megacorps Do run the show; Hauling government In tow. Italy’s Benito Mussolini was the world’s most famous fascist. His grip on power tightened between World Wars I and II. At the end of the latter, the maniacal Il Duce was appropriately executed, showing...
Pay Up, Corporate Tax Dodgers

Pay Up, Corporate Tax Dodgers

Instead of cutting state and federal budgets, the United States should crack down on the corporate tax dodgers thumbing their noses at us. Across the nation, states are making deep cuts that will wreck the quality of life for everyone to close budget gaps that total...

Out-of-Whack Budget Whackers

Let’s play a game called “Washington Budget Whackers Go Wacky”! Unfortunately, though, it’s not a game. Ax-wielding Republicans and Democrats alike are madly whacking at our nation’s public programs in a political contest to show which of...
Film: Wal-Mart; The High Cost of Low Price

Film: Wal-Mart; The High Cost of Low Price

Wal-Mart has plans to establish four stores in DC by 2012. Notorious for threatening small businesses, causing the loss of more jobs, and bringing lower wage standards for all workers to communities, concerned District of Columbia citizens and social justice advocates...

Our Corporate Courts

When corporate executives needed a political favor, they used to run to Congress. Now they can also run to the courthouse. Over the years, corporate chieftains and their political henchmen have steadily ensconced reliable laissez-faire ideologues in hundreds of...