Stories by Maria Armoudian

Maria Armoudian is a journalist, singer/songwriter and legislative consultant whose articles have been syndicated by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times syndicates. She has written for Salon.com, Daily Variety, Billboard, the Progressive and Business Week among others. subscribe to Maria Armoudian's feed

Posted on: Mar 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new book, 'All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons,' asserts that protecting the commons can help save the environment, the economy and democracy.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Author Eduardo Porter discusses the costs of overpaying CEOs and athletes, as well as the price of happiness, work, revulsion and the future.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Every country has scam artists, but only in a dying country are they part of the power structure.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The policies that benefit a tiny fraction of Americans resulted from a long-concerted effort by the wealthy to thwart laws that might give the rest of Americans a chance.

Posted on: May 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Author Tom Standage explains how food has been a weapon of war, an offering for peace, a force of development and imperialism and an organizer of societies.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Heather Rogers' new book, 'Green Gone Wrong,' explores whether we can save the world simply by swapping our polluting products for greener ones.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

How much water do we and all of our many products actually use? An expert breaks it down and tells us how to cut back.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2010, Source: AlterNet

There is increasing scientific evidence that human behavior is not rational or conscious, and may be completely programmed without logic or knowledge.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Albie Sachs lost an arm and half his eyesight and lived in exile for years, but he never lost his vision for a just and equitable society in South Africa.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Thousands of alternatives to the punishing corporate model have sprouted up across the US, building up an alternative economy as Wall St. crumbles.

Posted on: May 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The world-renowned activist reminds people that corporation-friendly economic schemes got us into this mess in the first place.