Tag Archive: corporation

Sep 06 2014

Do you want some hogwash with that burger?

Burger King bills itself as “home of the Whopper,” a name intended to convey to burger eaters that this one is a whale of a deal. But “whopper” also means a prevarication, a crock, a tall tale — hogwash. Both meanings apply to Burger King’s current effort to take over Tim Hortons, a Canadian coffee-and-doughnut …

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Aug 07 2013

When personalized becomes predatory: Advertisers set their strategies according to damaging stereotypes.

What do you think of when you hear the words “internet surveillance”? If you’ve been following the news, you might be thinking about the National Security Agency’s PRISM spying program. Or maybe you’re recalling debates about the age-old battle between security and liberty and deciding where to draw the line. That’s not the whole story, …

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Jul 24 2013

July 4th: Celebration of Agitation

Are you an agitator? You know, one of those people who won’t leave well enough alone, who’s always questioning authority and trying to stir things up. If so, the Powers That Be detest you — you … you … “agitator!” They spit the term out as a pejorative to brand anyone who dares to challenge …

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May 11 2013

Fashion victims: The gravitational pull of corporate greed makes clothing factories prone to disasters like the recent tragedy in Bangladesh.

You see it in stores across our country and around the world: colorful and stylish clothing with happy-sounding brand names like Children’s Place, Papaya, Joe Fresh, and Mango. But you don’t see the factories where these cheerful garments are made. Nor are we shown the strained faces of the impoverished workers who make them, paid …

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Nov 16 2011

Big corporation, tiny heart

Walmart is displaying its incredibly shriveled ethical center by whacking the already meager health care benefits that hundreds of thousands of its workers count on. By Jim Hightower How small can a giant corporation get? I don’t mean in size, but in spirit. Once again, America’s biggest commercial empire — Walmart — is displaying its …

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