Shareholder activism puts the power back in the hands of the people. Owning shares in a company does involve a direct investment in the system, but the way those shares are used may run contrary to the tendency of capitalism to put profit before all else.
Time banking isn’t a new concept–it’s been around at least since the late 1980s. But now that most people’s wallets are looking more threadbare than at any time since the Great Depression, this creative concept is catching on.
The newfronts are highlighting the growing trend of partnerships for sponsored content. Advertisers and creators are making series together, interweaving brands with entertainment to create advertainment at an entirely new level.
Apparently ABC has decided to specialise in uplifting rags to riches fairytales for viewers, a reminder that those who are patient and work hard and develop a nice set of manners may, just may, have a chance at escaping poverty
It is perhaps time that the European Union abandons all pretension of democratic representation. Nobody elected these Heads of State and their corporate ties have been purposefully obscured.
The decision to place Revenge in The Hamptons created an ideal opportunity to retain the class issues embedded in The Count of Monte Cristo and update them for a new audience.
Why Marx Was Right reminds us that Marx’s ideas address the economics and politics of 2011 with an uncanny familiarity.
The public has had a long time to understand Obama’s allegiances to Wall Street.
The Verizon strike had been the nation’s largest work stoppage in four years and the most significant for many years beyond that. It has shown that workers standing together can resist corporate attempts to drive them from the middle-class.
Western economies currently battling the effects of a long term recession and pressures from the International Financial industry might benefit from adopting a few of the measures that Argentina put in place in the aftermath of the 2001 crisis.