Faced with a potential hostile takeover, companies may deploy a dramatic shareholder rights plan, colloquially known as a "poison pill."
Illustrated advertising cards invoked ethnic stereotypes, using black women as foils in order to appeal to white consumers.
The philosopher’s teachings were not an absolute condemnation of the pursuit of profit.
When Technicolor changed the face of the film industry, it also altered the cosmetics industry, sparking the great Hollywood Powder Puff War of the 1930s.
Self-made? The most successful independent ventures are often backed by legacy money or networks.
When electric lighting was first introduced to U.S. households, marketing departments tried to convince women that better lighting would be flattering.
The word “risk” took on new meaning in the 19th century, when it became a way of understanding the interactions between individuals and economic markets.
Some people are more inclined to give when they know their friends will find out—and some are not.
Overfishing is a huge problem in international waters. Some suggest a fishing ban. Others stress a shared shift toward cooperation and long-term thinking.
In 19th-century America, the changing economy called for warehouses, which in turn created the warehouse districts that defined many cities.