What do you do when you find that your paycheck isn’t enough to survive on in the country’s fourth-largest city? Many of us would tender our resignation and move. One woman decided to make a statement about it — and got fired. Not a surprise according to the 1,300 and counting comments she got on her blog post, but it has inflamed that old but familiar debate about that topic we hate to discuss: the right to a living wage.
DineEquity, the company that manages IHOP and Applebee’s franchises, has been hit with yet again with litigation over alleged labor code violations — this time in Southern California.
The self-proclaimed “economic hit man” explains how he used optimistic modeling to get developing countries signed up for more debt then they could manage while lining his firm up for lucrative development contracts. It’s called the death economy, and John Perkins is back to explain how we can change things around.
People think that if you house the homeless then you’ve solved homelessness. But the CEO of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, Alan Graham, says that’s not true. He’s creating a radically different approach that turns our current response to homelessness upside down. He’s building an entire village for the chronically homeless of Austin, Texas.
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Girls and boys become what they see on TV and in films. “In the time it takes to write a TV show or a movie, we can change what the future looks like,” Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis said during a recent speech in Hollywood about gender issues.
The battle between free data access and personal security grabbed headlines this week, around the iPhone belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. Apple refused an FBI request to build a “backdoor” into the phone, allowing investigators to access encrypted data. But software legend John McAfee is storming in like Han Solo.
Pedal Forward, the makers of an American-made bamboo bicycle, are out to leverage sales to help the homeless find jobs here in the U.S. and boost access to transportation overseas.
Is your small business trying to think of ways to be more socially responsible? Check out these seven strategies that your company can implement to start helping out nonprofits in your local area.
Hana Tajima, a Japanese-British fashion designer from the United Kingdom, has launched a “Modest Wear Collection” with Japan-based fast fashion retailer Uniqlo.
Brazil is facing an epidemic of the birth defect microcephaly. The government says it’s due to the Zika virus. So does the World Health Organization. But physicians in Brazil and Argentina are insisting that the answer is in the water — and due to Brazil’s controversial use of larvicide.