Archive for 2008

The Business of Shock

December 25th, 2008 | post a comment

In her book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, Naomi Klein delves into the secret history of capitalism, and explains how the “free-market” has expanded by exploiting periods of shock and crisis. She spent years traveling to disaster zones to see how the policies forced through in crisis impact people on the ground, […]

The Business of Consumerism – Resources

December 19th, 2008 | post a comment

As the Black Friday kicked off the holiday shopping frenzy this year, 3 people died in shopping-related deaths.  Even as the credit crisis and waves of layoffs pressure the pocketbooks of millions of Americans, advertisers desperately attempt to find our unfulfilled needs. How does consumerism shape our society? As new generations of parents mold a […]

The Business of Consumerism

December 19th, 2008 | post a comment

As the Black Friday kicked off the holiday shopping frenzy this year, 3 people died in shopping-related deaths.  Even as the credit crisis and waves of layoffs pressure the pocketbooks of millions of Americans, advertisers desperately attempt to find our unfulfilled needs. How does consumerism shape our society? As new generations of parents mold a […]

The Dark Side of Banking – Resources

December 12th, 2008 | post a comment

Instead of letting big banks do whatever they want with out money , how can we start to harness our own financial power? Our guest today, Catherine Austin Fitts, is committed to bringing people together to resist the economic tyranny of large banks and corrupt government officials. She’s been in both the private and public […]

The Dark Side of Banking

December 12th, 2008 | post a comment

Instead of letting big banks do whatever they want with out money , how can we start to harness our own financial power? Our guest today, Catherine Austin Fitts, is committed to bringing people together to resist the economic tyranny of large banks and corrupt government officials. She’s been in both the private and public […]

The Fundamentals of Change – Resources

December 5th, 2008 | post a comment

The next president has been elected on a wave of popular demand for change.  How can leaders move from inspiring their business or community to sparking action to enact the change? We’ll find out what steps are necessary to enact fundamental change in corporations, non-profits and communities on Business Matters this week. Listen to the […]

The Fundamentals of Change

December 5th, 2008 | post a comment

The next president has been elected on a wave of popular demand for change.  How can leaders move from inspiring their business or community to sparking action to enact the change? We’ll find out what steps are necessary to enact fundamental change in corporations, non-profits and communities on Business Matters this week. Listen to the […]

The Business of War

November 28th, 2008 | 1 comment

The US military budget is bigger than the rest of the world’s military spending combined. That’s not even counting the private contractors who rely on war in the Middle East in order to stay in business. As it turns out, politicians and investors rely on these companies to sustain the already troubled economy. This week […]

The Business of War – Resources

November 28th, 2008 | post a comment

The US military budget is bigger than the rest of the world’s military spending combined. That’s not even counting the private contractors who rely on war in the Middle East in order to stay in business. As it turns out, politicians and investors rely on these companies to sustain the already troubled economy. This week […]

The Business of Shock – Resources

November 21st, 2008 | post a comment

In her book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, Naomi Klein delves into the secret history of capitalism, and explains how the “free-market” has expanded by exploiting periods of shock and crisis. She spent years traveling to disaster zones to see how the policies forced through in crisis impact people on the ground, […]

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