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Beyond what's legal: Economists may need philosophers on this CSR crunch issue

Some call CSR "corporate citizenship". Does that include paying more taxes than legally required? [Read More]

Exhausted by insurrection, Colombia will "give peace a chance". Business can help

"What we sign today is a declaration from the Colombian people before the world that we are tired of war... that we don't accept violence as a means of defending ideas." [Read More]

A post-election US infrastructure re-boot -- dream or destiny?

They don't agree on much. But Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both want government to help fix the many crumbling US roads, bridges and ports as well as improve energy and internet systems -- soon. [Read More]

Could the U.S. Presidency hinge on coal miners' fate?

The campaign key-issue conundrum: "Gains from global trade to the people who have benefited are enormous ... [but] the adverse consequences in the U.S. must be taken seriously". Those adverse consequences could very well sway the U.S. presidential election. [Read More]

Ocean winds, unlimited potential source of power, stir suppliers' imaginations

It's only the beginning of the beginning of a new U.S. power supply. But the soon-to-open offshore wind farm at Block Island, R.I. teases thought of what could be only a decade away. [Read More]

China steps up to the plate on international anti-corruption

Sceptics, suspend your disbelief. At least for month. [Read More]

The President -- proud father, husband -- describes new "feminist" even as many strive to overcome its obstacles

It's now commonly accepted that fathers of daughters -- such as President Obama -- are especially supportive of gender equality and opportunity throughout society. But news since his upbeat article in Glamour magazine earlier this month, "This is What a Feminist Looks Like" is not all that encouraging. [Read More]

Anti-Corruption: "The right thing to do" could have a macro tangible upside for needy people around the world

John Kerry said it best: [Read More]

Children stung by terror: "Stop the hate"

They are Kenyan, Indian, Palestinian, French, Spanish and, yes, American -- and they have all been affected by terror in their young lives. [Read More]

Hillary Clinton's "amazing opportunity to become a world historical figure"

David Brooks, citing Hillary Clinton's "amazing opportunity", is right: "Dear Hillary ... somehow you're going to have to come up with an updated muscular Clintonism”. [Read More]

Debunking political "screaming about yesterday's problems" on trade and jobs

"If anyone is claiming that China is enjoying a healthy or robust jobs market, they have no idea what they're talking about". [Read More]

Does CSR extend to addressing the international refugees crisis? "Founder companies" commit to US refugees engagement program.

Fifteen major companies have taken "significant action to assist [in] the refugee crisis." Why? [Read More]

Two corporate titans throw employee relations thunderbolts

As the national politics of income inequality and the minimum wage grind on, two private sector leaders are the latest to take action in these social progress/good business initiatives. [Read More]

Jobs deficit: A root cause of Brexit/Trump populism in the epic evolution of the global economy. We can, must do better.

It would be facile to attribute the current wave of populism to a single cause. But jobs -- related to standard of living, quality of life -- surely represent a tap root for much of the populism ferment. [Read More]

Job-creating Export-Import Bank is limited by a Senator's populist priorities

Sometimes you have to wonder how the U.S. Senate gets anything done. [Read More]