The Five Best and Five Worst American Companies!!

Dear Commons Community,

AOL News and Daily Finance have come up with a list of five of the best (of which we can be proud) and five of the worst (of which we should be ashamed) companies in America.

“When a big company gains enough momentum that its direction becomes self-sustaining, its influence can ripple through society with a bevy of positive consequences — like the creation of jobs, the spread of ideas, and a general improvement in living standards.

But capitalism  is far from a perfect system. Along with a host of American companies that we should view with pride, there are a number that have created situations we think are downright evil. For exploitative behaviors that harm customers, employees, shareholders and the general public, these companies (and one whole industry) have earned their seats on the corporate netherworld’s board of shame.”

See below for the list.


Five American Companies of Which We Can Be Proud!!

  1. Costco
  2. Starbucks
  3. Berkshire Hathaway
  4. Whole Foods
  5. Nucor


Five American Companies of Which We Should Be Ashamed!

  1. Monsanto
  2. Chesapeake Energy
  3. The Entire Cigarette Industry
  4. Goldman Sachs
  5. Wal-Mart


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