Archive for November, 2008

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, […]

The Business of Fear – Resources

November 14th, 2008 | post a comment

Fear can be the most powerful motivating factor in business and politics.  This week, Business Matters explores how fear can be manipulated, overcome and understood.  We’ll meet someone whose been studying the media’s use of fear for decades and an entrepreneur who explains how fear can sometimes have positive effects.  We’ll help you develop the […]

The Business of Fear

November 14th, 2008 | 1 comment

Fear can be the most powerful motivating factor in business and politics.  This week, Business Matters explores how fear can be manipulated, overcome and understood.  We’ll meet someone whose been studying the media’s use of fear for decades and an entrepreneur who explains how fear can sometimes have positive effects.  We’ll help you develop the […]

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