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Haiti's Iron Market: A symbolic rebirth

Symbolism plays a huge role in leadership, and O'Brien's investment in the Iron Market's reopening within a year of the tragedy is an example of its power. Symbolic gestures motivate people in any situation, but especially in a place where the scale of human misery is as tremendous as it is in Port-au-Prince. And in Haiti, where so little hope is left, it may be one of the only remaining things that works.

By Jena McGregor | January 12, 2011; 09:32 AM ET | Comments (2)

The First Amendment never protected your job

If you stop and think about it, countless other companies would do the same thing, which means invoking the First Amendment rationale here simply makes no sense. The First Amendment prohibits laws from being passed that inhibit speech. It does not, however, necessarily protect your job--and does not require businesses or nonprofits to keep people employed, no matter what they say.

By Jena McGregor | October 22, 2010; 09:50 AM ET | Comments (378)

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