October 13, 2014 -
While the Affordable Care Act is helping more people get health coverage, it does nothing to thwart low-road employers like Wal-Mart from continuing to shift what should be their costs onto taxpayers.
September 17, 2014 -
Dollar Tree of Virginia and Dollar General of Tennessee are battling to take over North Carolina-based Family Dollar -- but the takeover fight isn't the most interesting part of this story, which also involves sleeping anti-trust watchdogs, wage theft and other exploitative labor practices, and a business model that profits from economic desperation.
September 3, 2014 -
For decades, Florida-based Burger King has been treated as a pawn in the financial machinations of global corporations and buyout firms. Now its owners want U.S. taxpayers to help underwrite the latest scheme.
August 25, 2014 -
Following the $16 billion Justice Department settlement with North Carolina-based Bank of America for financial crimes, Dirt Diggers Digest looks at prosecution of corporate crime of another sort -- and finds less-than-vigorous prosecution for environmental offense.
August 4, 2014 -
Should companies that reincorporate abroad to avoid federal taxes be able to win federal contracts? A group of Democratic members of Congress has drafted legislation to halt the practice.
June 13, 2014 -
We tend to think that promoting anger at big business is a theme of the Left, but conservative libertarians such as David Brat, who defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor this week in Virginia's GOP primary, have their own version of this critique.
May 9, 2014 -
While the new U.S. National Climate Assessment is forthright in stating the scientific evidence, the report avoids assigning blame for the run-up in greenhouse gas emissions to specific parties. That's where the Climate Accountability Institute comes in.