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What and who businesses exist to serve is an age-old debate – but it's nearly always been driven by the bottom line.
Taking a whiff of the marijuana flower.
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A business ethicist explores whether cannabis stocks fit in with a socially responsible approach to investing.
Wayfair workers protested their employer’s decision to sell beds to immigrant detention facilities.
A new kind of capitalism is emerging in which companies value communities, the environment and workers just as much as profits. Even the Business Roundtable agrees.
Larry Fink, right, shared a stage with several of the CEOs he urged to spend more time doing good.
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Companies are flush with cash and profits and soon will have even more once the tax cut takes effect. So they can afford to be good again.
The theory: money dropped into an economy will act an an stimulant.
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Monetarist economist Milton Friedman first coined the phrase 'helicopter money' in the 1960s.
Do school voucher programs help improve educational outcomes?
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A recent study on school vouchers shows that the program may be harming kids' academic achievement, at least in math. What's missing here? Are test scores the only way to judge a program?
Students are refusing tests as part of a nationwide Opt Out movement.
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If the Opt Out movement has gained ground, it is not without reason. Testing has not only pushed learning out, but taught people how to "game" the system.
The great Australian success story of Frank Lowy and many others like him would not have happened had Australia not accepted penniless refugees.
The problem with auctioning immigration places is that it puts the focus on short-term revenue-raising, rather than immigration’s more important medium- to long-term nation-building role.
With his strong views on industrial relations, Family First senator Bob Day is what we might call a ‘conservative libertarian’.
Few members of the 20th-century political right were more important than Milton Friedman. As an academic, author, television presenter and adviser to Ronald Reagan – who once described his show Free to…
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If you want to know why we in the UK see more security cameras on street corners than other nations, and why politicians are fending off accusations of spying on their own citizens, then turn your eyes…
Mitt Romney has said that 47% of households pay no federal income tax, but something about the statement doesn’t add up.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s comment that 47% of households pay no federal income tax is true. (It’s actually closer to 46%.) But when you dig beneath the bumper-sticker headline, his…
Some Republicans may be yearning for a return to the gold standard, but the idea has lost its lustre among the vast majority of economists.
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A few years back, mock-conservative TV pundit Stephen Colbert famously introduced the notion of “truthiness” into the political lexicon. As Colbert put it, truthiness pertains not to whether beliefs are…