December 9, 2009 -
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, New America MediaThe bad news is that the more than one out of three young blacks out of
work matches the figure for joblessness at the peak of the 1930s Great
Depression. The worse news is that the jobless figure for young blacks,
especially young black males, is not much different from what it was
even before the economic meltdown. During the Clinton era economic
boom, the unemployment rate for young black males was double -- and in
December 7, 2009 -
By Jake Bernstein, ProPublicaAfter a brief holiday respite, bank
failure Friday came back with a vengeance. The FDIC and its
fellow regulators closed six institutions, bringing the total to 130
November 6, 2009 -
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers DigestLast spring, when the ink was barely dry on the $787 billion
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), there was already
concern about an emerging frenzy of lobbying on behalf of corporations
seeking a slice of the stimulus pie.
November 5, 2009 -
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers DigestI admit it -- the Dirt Diggers Digest is guilty of focusing on the bad
news about corporate misdeeds. So in this post I will write about
something positive: activist groups that are succeeding in changing
corporate behavior for the better.
The occasion for this shift in emphasis is the recent announcement
of the winners of the BENNY awards, which are given out by the Business Ethics Network.