Archive for November, 2012

What’s the Consequence of all that Shopping?

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 […]

Thanksgiving Program

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 […]

Post Incarceration Employment

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 […]

Simplicity, Leadership and Wisdom

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 […]

The Price of Inequality – Part II

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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