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Several years ago, the editor of Business Ethics magazine published a blueprint for a new, more humane economy. There has never been a better time to put her visionary plan into action.

History shows that regulation of industries--from meat to pharmaceuticals--has not only protected us, but has provided economic benefits. So why is it demonized?

Does the new dean have the courage to admit that HBS’s core methods produce hard hearts, superficial thinking, and arrogance?

Boeing's workers allege that the company unfairly retaliated against them for exercising their statutory right to go on strike and collectively bargain—what can the National Labor Relations Board legally do about it?

With AT&T's announcement that it will buy T-Mobile, the wireless industry goes from four major carriers to three. Does anyone care about antitrust laws anymore?

During his time at GE, Jeffrey Immelt led the company into a subprime mortgage hole so deep that it needed billions in government cash to get back out. That was before Obama made him a trusted adviser.

The Supreme Court recently ruled in FCC v AT&T that corporations cannot claim a right to personal privacy under the Constitution. Will that decision affect past cases that affirmed corporate personhood, like Citizens United?

With pressure for deficit reduction mounting on both sides of the aisle, will legislators go after uncollected corporate taxes? Christopher Hayes asks David Cay Johnston why this revenue stream is off the agenda.

Blogs

A lesson in how to provide banking centered on people's needs and not on profit for its investors, the Columbia credit union might well ripple well beyond the Morningside campus. 

October 22, 2014

A new study finds board quotas don’t improve conditions for the average working woman, but they do the job of giving women more representation among powerful roles.

July 7, 2014

More than 200 internal documents implicate a garment factory used by Walmart, Macy’s, JCPenney and Kohl’s.

January 23, 2014

Meanwhile, officials have cleared two-thirds of affected residents' water as safe to drink.

January 16, 2014

Scores of West Virginians are reporting symptoms related to exposure to chemical-tainted water.

January 15, 2014

While feigning outrage at worker abuse in Bangladesh, the US government has been quietly supporting the same sweatshop factories used by Walmart and The Gap.

January 7, 2014

Will the Justice Department finally pursue criminal charges against the megabank for its long list of misdeeds?

October 21, 2013

He knows how to use public posts to check and balance the money power. But Spitzer’s dismissal of public financing of campaigns makes for an unsettling comeback.

July 8, 2013

Workers and supporters urged Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, a Walmart board member, to address the firing of eleven Walmart worker-activists.

June 24, 2013

A Walmart pep rally and a union-backed protest took place some fifty feet apart at Walmart’s Bentonville "home office."

June 5, 2013