Fran Hawthorne





Fran Hawthorne



For more than 20 years, Fran Hawthorne has followed the rise of 401(k) plans, the fall of old-fashioned pensions, and the ins and outs of Wall Street's dance with Washington, as an editor and writer at Fortune, BusinessWeek, and Institutional Investor magazine (where she's now a senior contributing editor). She is the author of three books on health care and investing, including Inside the FDA: The Business and Politics Behind the Drugs We Take and the Food We Eat (Wiley, 2005) and The Merck Druggernaut: The Inside Story of a Pharmaceutical Giant (Wiley, 2003). In addition, Hawthorne writes regularly for The New York Times, Newsday, The Scientist, Worth, Crain's New York Business, and many other publications. She was also selected to be a c ...more

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Ethical Chic: The Inside St...

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Inside the FDA: The Busines...

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The Overloaded Liberal: Sho...

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Pension Dumping: The Reason...

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“In this age of consumer activism, pinpoint marketing, and unlimited and immediate information, we want the impossible: products and producers that will assure us that we are fashionable, and that don’t pollute, harm animals, or contain weird chemicals, that run on alternative energy, pay their workers good salaries, recycle their scraps, use natural ingredients, buy from local suppliers, donate generously to charity, donate in particular to their neighborhoods, and don’t throw their weight around by lobbying. (Or maybe they should lobby for the right causes?)”
Fran Hawthorne, Ethical Chic: The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love



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