Supreme Court of the United States rules that the search and seizure of your smartphone, tablet, laptop, computer, ipad, iphone etc. without a warrant violates the U.S. Constitution. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in his opinion that one of the key features of the American Revolution was the revulsion of illegal search & seizure by British soldiers.
Category: LAW & POLICY
Sad ending to a profound, but brief life of Internet Wizard Aaron Swartz. After 18 months of unrelenting persecution by the US government and the FBI – stripped-searched, jailed in solitary confinement, indicted for hacking, information theft, and serious federal crimes, 26 yr old activist for internet freedom Aaron Swartz hung himself. His story is our story too.
Op Ed by Monika Mitchell
According to two new scientific research studies published in the journals Science and Geophysical Research Letters this week, it just might be time to get out your wetsuits or run for cover.
Middle class champion Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, is attempting to establish a way for consumers crushed with student debt to refinance their student loans following the model that refinanced mortgages are structured upon.
Etsy (Italian for “oh, yes!”): That wonderful, whimsical online marketplace for crafty sole entrepreneurs is branching out. My recent experience attending an innovative and uniquely structured conference: “Hello Etsy: Reimagine the Marketplace” showed me that Etsy is nothing less than a market force.
Good Business New York (GoodB) is invited again this year to attend the upcoming Green Festival at the Javits Center on Manhattan’s far west side. We will be taking our team to the events this weekend and reporting back to GoodB readers all the news that fit to print- on our sustainable solar hosted site that is!
Terry Mollner, one of the founders of the Calvert Foundation and credited for securing the mission of Ben and Jerry’s in their sale to Unilever, was invited to attend some of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Maybe you love Salmon, but don’t love mercury. Maybe you love Cod, but don’t want to render the species extinct just to feed your fancy. And just maybe you think fish should be free to swim upstream or down or sideways if they like in natural bodies of water and not penned in on a fishy farm.
Socially Responsible Investment expert and CEO of 3Sisters Sustainable Investment advisors, Ben Bingham shares the key steps to building a sustainable portfolio with real social impact and great returns.
BULL BY THE HORNS: Fighting To Save Main Street From Wall Street And Wall Street From Itself by Sheila Bair (Free Press, 2012) Reviewed by Economist Hazel Henderson- Founder of Ethical Markets. This book presents a brilliant, in-depth analysis of global finance, wonderful insights and vignettes and a positive view of how reforming markets, metrics and rule-making can steer toward a sounder financial future worldwide.
Trust in the marketplace is at an all-time low. Formerly esteemed financial, government, and corporate institutions have become publicly reviled in recent years and viewed with great suspicion. The collapse of Enron in 2001, the bankruptcy of the 4th largest investment bank in the world, Lehman Brothers, and the seemingly endless parade of scandals that continue to follow have darkened the economic landscape for companies and executives who believe in doing business with integrity. All corporations have become suspect to increasingly pessimistic investors and consumers. Finding a way to inspire public and private confidence is the challenge for modern business leaders.
This week in Manhattan, a small Scottish storm erupts. Anthony Baxter, a Scottish filmmaker and journalist brings his amazingly bold project: “You’ve Been Trumped” to New York. Baxter uses the powerful art of cinematography to expose the bully-capitalism of billionaire Trump to a small group of courageous and feisty Scottish farmers. The film captures the actions of New York’s own self-promoting real-estate baron Donald Trump, as he trumps over the personal, civil, and economic rights of the Scottish locals. Trump, it seems, wanted to build yet another golf course.