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If you take your taxes to a tax-in-the-box service, beware. I'm talking about those retail outlets in strip malls and department stores that are part of national chains. It doesn't matter which one ...
by Nancy Meyer
Comment Count 291 comments on Sun Mar 08, 2015 at 05:31 AM PDT with 288 Recommends
2014 was the hottest year. Thankfully there is something else getting hot, consumer sustainability. Sustainability itself is hot. Corporate sustainability keeps gaining momentum because of ...
by Earth Accounting
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Jan 18, 2015 at 06:15 PM PST with 12 Recommends
In 1968 Buckminster Fuller popularized the concept of Spaceship Earth. But have we paid attention to this concept? Are we aware of the use of limited resources and now are we aware that the ...
by Earth Accounting
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Nov 30, 2014 at 04:09 PM PST with 29 Recommends
In its online newsletter, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce expressed its outrage that the head of the CFPB, Richard Cordray, criticized its Big Bank constituents that issue debit cards and offer ATM ...
by FreeMarkets
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 02:58 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
BRING IT ON!! Monday (Aug. 4th) is decision day "for thousands of Market Basket workers who have been given the ultimatum of returning to work or being replaced. The company planned the first of ...
by 47songs
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 12:57 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
This is the information age and super-consumers need more than others. They have a compelling need to know. And sometimes you just need an escape from it all! SkyMall is ready to assist.
by John Crapper
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu May 22, 2014 at 11:10 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
The more I learn about how humans have screwed with this planet, the more I realize I know diddily-dick. The first I ever heard about unsustainable palm oil harvesting in Indonesia and Malaysia, ...
by Infected Zebra
Comment Count 48 comments on Sun Dec 15, 2013 at 04:15 PM PST with 26 Recommends
An Industrial Church - Buy and Be Happy, or Die... Founded April 2, 1792 The Declaration of Eternal Debt Doctrine of Holy Submission to 'Wealth' The Consumer: Consumerism under-girds every ...
by Starr Mignon
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 04:57 PM PST with 2 Recommends
I should probably take this to a consumer forum instead of Dkos, but I'm so angry that I'm going to start screaming if I don't get this off my chest. I didn't notice it until the second month ...
by denise b
Comment Count 64 comments on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 02:14 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
A very interesting piece today by Emily Bazelon on Slate about the Chamber of Commerce attack on consumer class actions and the 5-4 majority that supports them. http://www.slate.com/articles/...
by JDB
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 03:34 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
I don't often diary here about technology, though it is the industry in which I have made my living. As a few caveats before I go into this, I want to be open and add: I have been a registered MS ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 261 comments on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 03:47 PM PDT with 183 Recommends
My wife and I are parents-to-be. Upon learning that my wife was pregnant, her obstetrician handed us a brochure advertising the services of a private cord blood bank and encouraged us to consider ...
by cjo30080
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 06:27 PM PST with 24 Recommends
Wall Street profiteers may never recover as our favorite consumer advocate finally has achieved her dream and the dream of many others in the Middle Class. According to the Huffington Post: ...
by smokey545
Comment Count 215 comments on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 07:47 AM PST with 562 Recommends
These are human beings goddamnit, their lives have value! I’m most likely preaching to the choir and hope the my voice can add to the thousands literally starving for change here in the first ...
by djrobertjohnson
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 09:23 PM PST with 2 Recommends
I was talking to my wife of 37 years last night. We were commiserating how the workplace has changed over the years since we first were married in 1975. We both worked for large corporations back ...
by dangoch
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 06:35 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Many followers of the Occupy Wall Street movement are undoubtedly already aware of it's latest endeavor--the Rolling Jubillee Movement. The movement describes itself in the following way on their ...
by tiimbitz4786
Comment Count 92 comments on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM PST with 120 Recommends
If you can't approach the task of building public awareness through books or blogs, and TV and radio are mostly out of reach as well, what do you have? Going door to door? I have done that, too. ...
by Stuart Heady
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 10:40 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
I hadn't seen a diary on this, but I think it's important news so I wanted to quickly put up this story:
by Markydeee
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 12:53 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
There have been a few posts recently about Walmart. I commented in one and it was followed up with a few questions I didn’t have time to answer so I thought I would respond here in a more ...
by renmor
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 05:01 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Are there times when you look at something that you use in your home and wonder about the people who labored to produce it and deliver it to you? I caught myself having that thought recently and ...
by AZ Sphinx Moth
Comment Count 55 comments on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 12:05 PM PDT with 84 Recommends