The increasingly hard-fought battle over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), could all boil down to one state, Iowa, during the presidential election. Here’s why.
Garrison Keillor likes to joke about shy people finding the strength to get up and do what has to be done. We laugh along with him because, shy or not, we all know the feeling of trying to succeed in an uncomfortable social setting.
When your job description includes Public Affairs, you can find yourself in awkward public situations where you just don’t know a lot of people. There are times, however, when one has to just get in there and go to work.
Take, for example, “working a room.”
Can one person make a difference simply by choosing where to shop and what to buy?
These days, many global consumers seem to feel that way. Just type, “ethical shopping” into your search box and see what comes up.
Who knew there were so many websites devoted to telling you where you should spend your money in order to do the most good?
I wish I could say a search like this yields clear-cut instructions for patronizing socially- and environmentally-responsible businesses—but, to be honest, that just isn’t the case.
You’ve probably noticed a lot of media attention swirling around calls for a higher minimum wage lately.
Groups such as Fast Food Forward and Fight for 15 are demanding a $15 per-hour minimum wage for fast food workers and organizing employee walkouts in cities across the nation. Meanwhile, employers and their business group allies are doing everything they can to resist these demands, pleading that their margins are already slim and higher labor costs will cripple them.
It’s the classic American labor struggle—one that pits worker empowerment against free enterprise. Pretty straightforward, right? Well, not so fast.
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