November 28th, 2012 | post a comment
This week on Business Matters, we tackle the consumer culture. We learn that advertising in the early 21st century isn’t so different from advertising in the early 20th century. All of it is designed to make us feel like we need something outside ourselves to make us feel better. And yet, after over a hundred […]
November 21st, 2012 | post a comment
We here at Business Matters wish our U.S. listeners a joyous Thanksgiving! This week’s show takes a deeper look at some of our Thanksgiving traditions. What is the real impact of that big bird in the center of the table? How might we reconsider the impact of our personal offerings to one another? And how […]
November 14th, 2012 | 1 comment
This week, we delve into the shadow, looking at a part of our society often hidden from view: the prison population. We discuss the plight of the post-incarceration job-seeker, and we ask our guests some hard questions. What does our prison population look like? What is it like to emerge from prison after a decade […]
November 8th, 2012 | post a comment
One of the hangovers from our current national election process is that we are not inspired. We feel that our political systems have let us down, large corporations are only focused on how much money they can extract from their customers and we trust each other less and less. This week, we go back to […]
November 2nd, 2012 | post a comment
This is the second in our series on the price of inequality. This week we explore the impact on societies where the gap between the top and bottom of the economic system is great. We find that social challenges, from high rates of incarcerations to greater infant mortality rates to obesity, abound as the gap […]
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