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Tea Party This! European Activists Push For Mass Bank Run

You’ve heard there are some, shall we say, negative feelings among the working/middle classes in European countries these days, yes? Something about austerity measures, mismanaged economies, something about being angry at banks and bankers and powerful people? It all dribbles out, and we don’t see much of it in the press here in the US. …

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Inspired Economist: Pick of the Week

  This column highlights the top economic stories of the week. While Detroit has benefited from Cash for Clunkers, foreign automakers have gained even more. Some critics of the program warned that because it let consumers buy domestic or foreign cars, Clunkers could end up spending more American tax dollars to help foreign companies than American …

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Did John Mackey Create a CSR Nightmare for Whole Foods?

In my work in Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable business, Whole Foods has always been a company to benchmark against.  They were one of the first major retailers to offset 100% of their energy use with wind energy credits; voluntarily stop using plastic bags company-wide; join the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program; and develop a …

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