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- Is Occupy Wall Street the Real
Values Voter Summit?
October 10, 2011 10:15AM
- What’s Wrong With Howard
Schultz’s Proposal To Save
August 17, 2011 05:34PM
- Machines and Monsters or
July 29, 2011 11:47AM
- Can the UN Make Business
Respect Human Rights?
June 19, 2011 06:50AM
- On the Heroics at Home Depot
June 05, 2011 12:52PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
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Brian. It seems to me one good
to start the
August 29, 2011 09:27AM
- “I don't doubt Assange's
idealism, but I imagine the
December 27, 2010 09:46PM
- “Thanks for your comment,
Inverted: I have been
December 25, 2010 12:58PM
- “@vzn - I tried to
address this point in a follow
up post to
December 07, 2010 06:51AM
- “@vzn- yes, for sure: I
was simply tracing how the
being used to
December 07, 2010 06:49AM
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If it accomplishes nothing else, Occupy Wall Street creates an extraordinary opportunity for a conversation about American values. This became clear to me yesterday morning as I was reading about the Values Voter Summit and tweeted:
#OWS 99% are value voters, too. #vvs
My thoughts had drifted from… Read full post »
A letter from Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has been making the rounds, asking other CEOs to join with him and “forgo all political contributions until Congress and the President return to Washington and deliver a fiscally-disciplined, long-term debt and deficit plan to the American people.&rdqu… Read full post »
If you haven’t yet read it – and I admit I am late on this, as I am on nearly everything else – have a look at John Cassidy’s profile of Bridgewater hedge fund manager Ray Dalio in the July 25th issue of The New Yorker. Cassidy exerts most of his… Read full post »
Last Wednesday, the UN Human Rights Council announced its endorsement of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, developed by John Ruggie. The UN press release called it “an unprecedented step,” the establishment of “the authoritative global reference point” in qu… Read full post »
A video making the rounds on YouTube and on progressive blogs features the American Family Association’s Buddy Smith telling the story of his run-in with Home Depot Chairman and CEO Fred Blake at the annual shareholders meeting on June 2nd.
While protestors at the JP Morgan Chase annual shareholders meeting in Columbus, Ohio braved the rain and faced off with police, inside the McCoy Center there was a remarkable exchange.
“As a person of faith, my God believes you shouldn’t take advantage of people when they are down,&rd… Read full post »
Ernst & Young estimates in a new publication [pdf] that half of all shareholder proposals in 2011 will deal with environmental and social issues, and support for these proposals is growing. In fact, “83 percent of investors now believe environmental and social factors can have a significant… Read full post »
The trouble is, we’re not in Kansas anymore, and Kansas is
no longer the place it used to be. The pursuit of Bin Laden has
exhausted our treasure and killed thousands. It has transformed the
state in countless ways and extended the reach of the state into
So this… Read full post »
Home Depot’s Spring 2011 proxy report will include a
proposal seeking shareholders’ say on political spending
done by the corporation. This proposal is the first of its kind.
Chances are it will not be the last.
If shareholders approve the resolution, where and how Home Depot funnels mon… Read full post »
Last week the Manhattan Institute launched ProxyMonitor, a site tracking shareholder proposals submitted to publicly traded companies via the annual proxy process. Right now, the site is limited to proposals made to Fortune 100 companies. Data goes back three years, to 2008. The site already offers s… Read full post »
Last week, Vodafone Group announced that Gerard Kleisterlee would replace outgoing Chairman of the Board Sir John Bond. This should be welcome news for shareholders. The Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan, which led a vote against Bond at last year’s Annual General Meeting, protested that the… Read full post »
Last Friday, Access Now put out a link to a petition urging Vodafone, Orange and all ISPs and mobile operators in Egypt to “get Egypt back online.”
We call on you to immediately open the Egyptian telecommunications networks. We ask that you stand firm against the Egyptian government and… Read full post »
There has been plenty of griping and grumbling over the past twenty-four hours about the President’s appointment of General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt to lead the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. While he may be an idol of corporate America, Immelt appears to be an unlike… Read full post »
When announcing the appointment of General Electric’s Jeffrey Immelt to lead the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness today, President Obama vowed to put “our economy into overdrive.” He meant what everybody took him to mean: we are now going to get things really go… Read full post »
What if the President of the United States gave a speech and all anybody could talk about the next day was the applause? That is not exactly where we find ourselves today, one day after Obama’s remarks at the University of Arizona last night; but it is hard not to talk… Read full post »
Both correspondents were naturally eager to distance themselves from Jared Loughner's murderous rampage at the Safeway on Saturday, and say that they abhor violence. Th…
Christopher R. Albon has published a provocative piece on theatlantic.com, arguing that democracy in Zimbabwe has suffered “a major setback” due to WikiLeaks' activity, and that one of the leaked cables may have placed Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in serious political, if n… Read full post »
Sarah Palin may find common ground with Julian Assange after
all. The founder of WikiLeaks is now officially trading on his
celebrity: he has
landed a 1.5 million dollar book deal.
The trouble is, now Assange will have to go from disrupting history to revising it. The man widely reviled as… Read full post »
You would think the
bombings at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome last
Thursday would have a sobering effect on some of Julian
Assange’s most vocal American critics, especially those who
have styled him a “terrorist” or
The bombers in Rome identified… Read full post »
Most Americans are probably tired by now of hearing about Julian
Assange, but those still paying attention to his story could do
worse than his
interview with David Frost on Al Jazeera.
Now in his early 70s, Frost is one of the most capable interviewers on television today.
Frost gives Assange… Read full post »
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