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The story of a neighborhood hardware store, engulfed in "creative destruction", shutting down

Consider the local hardware store. [Read More]

Home Town Journalism Is In Peril; Why It Matters to the Nation

"The loss of local news coverage in much of the United States has frayed communities and left many Americans woefully uniformed ..." That's the subhead of a New York Times report yesterday, "How the Collapse of Local News Is Causing a National Crisis" .
 
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Pervasive lying is not only wrong, it will cost U.S. (us) $$$ . How much?

"We are living in an age unlike any other we have experienced in the United States, and we can't feel secure about the long term outcome". [Read More]

Epic Saudi Investment Conference today: At the crossroads of business ethics + economic realities

"Tell me with whom you associate, and I will tell you who you are." - Johann Wolfgang Goethe [Read More]

"Company towns" 2019: Tech giants fund to fix housing crisis "they helped inflame"

"The technology industry's biggest companies ... are deciding that they need to play a role in fixing a housing crisis they helped inflame ..." [Read More]

New: "Moral Money" and Dick's Sporting Goods, N.B.A. basketball in China

All the well-intentioned corporate responsibility bromides aside (think, "doing well by doing good", etc.) it often just comes down to this: [Read More]

US manufacturing down, workplace evolving: less blue collar more "new collar"

"It was the worst of times, it was the best of times." [Read More]

Keep an eye on the Capital-Labor Pendulum. It may be beginning to move

Even as political earthquakes begin to rumble this week, it seems relevant and worth asking: Is the capital-labor power dynamic beginning to reverse and lean a bit toward workers? [Read More]

Will the world no longer protect its refugees seeking asylum?

This week the U.S. Supreme Court may have delivered refugee asylum a knockout blow when it affirmed a new Trump Administration initiative severely limiting entry of Central American migrants. [Read More]

Organizing "Workers-as-Voters": New and Old Models for 2020 Issues

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CEOs widen corporations' role in society with a new "Purpose" pledge

"This could be the start of something big." * [Read More]

Can Walmart marshal its business partners to help curb gun violence?

Walmart has been thrust to the epicenter of the roiling U.S. gun violence debate. [Read More]

CSR/Sustainability end-of-month rapid-fire news trifecta

July is ending with a swirl of corporate social responsibility/sustainable development big ideas and actions with serious long-term implications. [Read More]

Amazon's new employee training program: Scalable to a "reskilling revolution"?

Amazon's new $700 million "reskilling" of employees could generate major ripples in American business and well beyond. [Read More]

Conservative columnist: To really aid refugees - Don't build a wall; help rebuild their nations

New York Times columnist Bret Stephens today addressed the tragic global refugees crisis "An Immigration Policy Worse than Trump's". Skewering such policies in Europe, Africa and the United States, he offered this prescription for America: [Read More]