Posts tagged ‘greed’

My Interview with Bill McKibben

Last Saturday I found myself sitting across the table from Bill McKibben on the outdoor patio of a San Francisco pub, interviewing him about the modern…

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Nothing personal, but… Bye Bye J.P. Morgan Chase

Yesterday morning I walked down the street to the building with the big fat neon CHASE signs that replaced the modest old WaMu writing almost exactly…

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One Man’s Portfolio is Another Man’s Oil Spill

Whenever I have a conversation about the environmental and social injustices around the country and the world, it follows a similar pattern: Look at Place X,…

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Goodnight and Goodluck Jonathan: The Niger Delta Cries Out for EcoJustice

So while last week’s peaceful transfer of power to Goodluck Jonathan to replace ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua (who has been in a hospital in Saudi Arabia since Nov. 23, leaving a huge power vacuum) came as welcome news to a country with a long history of political instability, repression and military coups, it is but a small tile in a fragile mosaic.

One thing, however, is certain: Oil has not been a blessing to the Delta and her people, and nowhere has this been documented more luminously than in photojournalist Ed Kashi’s book, Curse of the Black Gold.

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Wendell Potter: A Bureaucrat Who Stood Between You and Your Doctor

This is Part II in a four-part series inspired by Bill Moyers’ interview with Wendell Potter, former Head of Corporate Communications at CIGNA insurance company. The…

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Former CIGNA executive says Michael Moore was right all along

While most of us know that the insurance companies literally go over dead bodies in their profiteering ways, in an interview with Bill Moyers that aired July 10th on PBS, Wendell Potter, former Head of Corporate Communications at CIGNA, admits that Michael Moore nailed it on the head in his movie, Sicko. It’s a 30 minute interview that comes close to a confessional of the health insurance industry’s enslavement to Wall Street, and I really really hope everybody in this country gets to see this.

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health care choices? my socialist german ass!

Ok, I’m not complaining here, because I know that my health care premiums are still very low compared to how a lot of people in this…

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The Latte Hummer

photo by Debra Baida Ok, so if any student on a distant dwarf-planet in a far away solar system ever gets the assignment to write an…

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What makes you happy…?

What’s the meaning of happiness? Have we collectively overemphasized its material manifestations? Could we alter our poisoned politics, economy and ecology by the way we define happiness?

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