Worried about the high price of prescription drugs, a senator proposed a bill that would have regulated Big Pharma -- back in the 1950s.
Could taking some of the human element out of interviewing actually make the process more just?
The appeal of the free gift has always been, for the consumer, about the eternal dream of getting something for nothing.
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.