Large corporate interests are increasingly pushing a new business model based on "environmental, social, and governance" -- or ESG. Beyond being good corporate stewards for shareholders and employees, the ESG philosophy bullies companies into believing that they must pour resources into community programs, reducing profits and slowing growth.
The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was an unmitigated disaster, made worse by the Biden administration's failure to plan and lead. Despite the humiliating failure of U.S. leadership, there are still things that we can do as citizens to help get the remaining American citizens out of Afghanistan, and honor the sacrifice of thousands of American veterans.
As the waters recede from Hurricane Ida's ravaging path across the eastern United States from the Gulf Coast to New York, communities everywhere are trying to piece their homes and shops back together. Find ways to help those on the ground recover quickly.