WHO changes the rules? All of us

  • By: wpdensmore
  • July 22, 2015
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This is where the Rules Change Project comes in.  It began in 2013, in Amherst, Mass., when a small group gathered to consider how to respond to the challenge of ...

HOW do we change the rules? Spotlighting “giraffes” at work

  • By: wpdensmore
  • July 22, 2015
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We need to take time to examine how the rules of capitalism and free markets — formal and informal – have evolved over the last 40 years.  One approach is ...

WHY change the rules? To seek solutions

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  • July 22, 2015
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Why Change the Rules?   http://edit.aflcio.org/Corporate-Watch/Paywatch-2014 Many researchers find that Americans feel the way corporation’s operate is failing us.  Everyone has heard — and many believe — the refrain that ...

VIDEO: From civil rights to Russia to America’s economy — Hedrick Smith seeks to help “Reclaim the American Dream”

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  • March 04, 2015
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(Watch Smith’s TEDx Talk at Orcas Island (posted April 1, 2015) WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Hedrick Smith’s long journalism career began covering civil rights in the American South,  traversed to dissecting ...

CalPERS pension fund includes public interest as central to investing decisions

The changing relationship between corporations and society is at play in the evolving investing strategies of pension funds. Rather than electing to exclusively pursue the strongest possible financial returns, some ...

Elizabeth Murdoch: Money not the only “effective measure of all things” or free market “only sorting mechanism”

“As an industry — and indeed as a global society — we have become trapped in our own rhetoric. We need to learn how to be comfortable with articulating purpose and ...

In 2012 NYTimes op-ed, billionare investor Warren Buffett argues for tax increases for the wealthy

One of the world’s richest men — Warren E. Buffett — has been a surprising advocate of “tax the rich” proposals. In a Nov., 2012,  New York Times’ op-ed piece entitled, ...

Williams College Pursues Living Building Challenge

Williams College officials are looking to make history in their pursuit of the LEED Living Building Challenge. The Living Building Challenge is a certification ascribed to buildings by the U.S. Green ...

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