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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

PHOTO: Codepink Women for Peace Like most things in nature and among human institutions, corporate social responsibility (CSR) exists on a spectrum: Evil companies, which subscribe to the “profits are everything” mantra of unfettered free market capitalism.  In this category are all the big banks which brought us such delights as “financial innovation,” the Great Recession, money […]

REVIEW: Endangered Species Chocolate

REVIEW: Endangered Species Chocolate

Sometimes you really need to eat some chocolate. It is almost a meditative undertaking, especially when you eat good quality chocolate. For just a moment you can pause to savor the uniquely healing flavor. And never has it been a better time to justify eating it. Sugar, butter and milk fat dilute the health benefits […]

REVIEW: Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub

REVIEW: Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub

This is a great all-natural scrub that works for all skin types to remove the oils and dirt that clog up your pores, especially if you have rough or acne-prone skin. Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae) is, despite its name, a wild plant that grows on land throughout Europe and Northern Asia that is high in vitamin C […]

Rethinking How We Do Business: ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Is Not A Myth

Rethinking How We Do Business: ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Is Not A Myth

PHOTO: Women outside a Danone yogurt factory in Bangladesh Even though the Supreme Court has said corporations are “persons,” there are many who feel they have rights, but, unlike real people, very few obligations. As economist Milton Friedman said: “The sole purpose of business is to provide a financial return for their owners. By doing […]