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 My book ETHICAL CHIC: The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love

has just been named one of the Best Business Books of 2012 by Library Journal

http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2012/12/best-of/best-books-2012-business/

This book analyzes six well-known companies that are seen as socially responsible and hip, to see if they really deserve their sterling reputations.

Find out the real story about Starbucks, Apple, Trader Joe’s, American Apparel, Tom’s of Maine and Timberland:.

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I am a prize-winning author and journalist with over 20 years of experience specializing in health care, retirement issues, and the nexus between business and public policy. I write regularly for The New York Times, Newsday, The Scientist, Institutional Investor, and more

Social Responsibility Lessons from the Stock Market Turmoil

The New York Times, August 29 and 30. 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/29/world/asia/consumer-anxiety-in-china-undermines-governments-economic-plans.html?ref=business

and

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/30/upshot/rising-anxiety-that-stocks-are-overpriced.html?ref=business

  1. We’re all in this together. What happens in China does not stay in China.
  2. Sometimes the 1% suffer losses.
  3. But they still suffer far less than the 99%.
  4. Capitalism is not the answer to all of society’s problems. And even when it does have some answers, it needs to be moderated by strong consumer pressure, unions, and government regulation.
  5. Therefore, no one — not business, not consumers, not investors, not workers — can plow ahead alone without a care for anyone else. We’re a community. We’re all stakeholders in this planet.

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