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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


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:.


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

The Things We Want Government To Do To Fight Ebola. But Without Taxes?

The New York Times, Oct.18, 2014


The public is justifiably outraged at the CDC’s inadequate response to the Ebola crisis. (We should also be outraged at the World Health Organization, Texas Presbyterian Hospital, Spain, and other players.) “President Obama has been too slow!” some people scream. Fair enough, But some of these panic-screamers are the same Tea Partiers who wanted to shut down the government, drastically cut everything but the military budget, and lower their taxes — all of which severely hamstrung the CDC. And now the TSA will need more money for  feel-good but useless airport temperature-screening. Who’s complaining about Big Government now?


From the other side: Check out my book reviews for The National at http://www.thenational.ae/featured-content/search?searchKey=Fran+Hawthorne&choice=true&pageNumber=1 and The New York Journal of Books at http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/search/apachesolr_search/Fran%20Hawthorne

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