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  • "Socially Responsible" Capitalism Still Feeds the Disease

    By Toshio Meronek, Truthout | News Analysis

    2014.9.16.Apple.MainThe Apple store on New York's Fifth Avenue. (Image via Shutterstock)

    Capitalism with a conscience? That's the idea behind so-called "socially responsible" investments - buying stocks in companies that are screened for criteria like good labor practices, sustainability and whether or not the company is involved in arms manufacturing.

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  • Is New Jersey Fudging Its Pension Fund Results to Defuse a Christie Scandal?

    Is New Jersey Fudging Its Pension Fund Results to Defuse a Christie Scandal?

    By Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism | News Analysis

    You cannot make stuff like this up. New Jersey, in its attempt to diffuse a pension fund scandal that implicates Chris Christie (it roused him to respond in public), looks to have committed the classic crisis management blunder of a cover-up worse than the original crime. International Business Times reporter David Sirota has been putting questionable relationships between state pension funds and Wall Street under the hot lights.

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  • Koch Foundation Proposal to College: Teach Our Curriculum, Get Millions

    Koch Foundation Proposal to College: Teach Our Curriculum, Get Millions

    By Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity | Report

    In 2007, when the Charles Koch Foundation considered giving millions of dollars to Florida State University’s economics department, the offer came with strings attached. First, the curriculum it funded must align with the libertarian, deregulatory economic philosophy of billionaire industrialist Charles Koch. Second, the Charles Koch Foundation would at least partially control which faculty members Florida State University hired.

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