The corporate cabal behind a new trade agreement including Cargill,
Pfizer, Nike and WalMart, has done an exceptional job of maintaining an
almost total lack of transparency as they literally design the future we
will all inhabit, writes Laurel Sutherlin.
The business community must face up the need for sustainable thinking, perceive its enormous
power to alter the outcome, and become aware of the profits which will be lost and the far greater ones
that will be gained by providing the will and “can do” attitude to tackle our human dilemmas. By Sam Yau and Rinaldo Brutoco.
Here are five
strategic features and an additional five trends that are golden
opportunities for business as we begin to redesign our life-critical
systems in ways that create enterprises which are far more conscious of
society’s actual needs. By Richard Hames.
A study investigates the world's '1 percent' power elite, examines the extent to which they operate in unison for
their own private gains, and analyses how they enforce policies for their own interest through global networks of centralised power. By Peter Phillips and Kimberly Soeiro.
Citizens United is the finishing touch on a three-decade
campaign of organized corporate radicalism. If we believe that the corporate takeover of our
government is not acceptable, the work to take it back must be as determined and long-term as the corporate campaign itself, writes Jeffrey D. Clements.
Conventional wisdom insists that the private sector is much more
efficient than government-run programs. But in reality, privatization is actually more
expensive when it comes to Medicare, student loans and the military, argues David Morris.
There is compelling evidence that advertising is not only contributing to climate change and resource depletion, it is undermining our values and eroding wellbeing. We can no longer ignore the cultural impact of advertising, says a report by the Public Interest Research Centre and WWF-UK.