Tag Archives | Corporate Governance

The new Clintonomics shifts left

By Harold Meyerson (originally published by The Washington Post) - In case anyone entertained doubts, Hillary Clinton’s Monday speech on the economy offered proof positive that the center of the Democratic Party has moved left. Her address contained all the elements of the party’s analysis of 21st-century American capitalism: Economic rewards go only to the rich (“successful CEOs […]

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Thousands of cooks and cashiers to wage largest-ever protest at McDonald’s shareholder meeting

By Jack Temple (originally publication by Common Dreams) – McDonald’s workers Wednesday and Thursday will wage the largest protests to ever hit the company’s shareholder meeting. Joined by other fast-food cooks and cashiers and clergy from across the country, the workers will call on McDonald’s to invest in the company and its workers, not wealthy […]

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Share buybacks: Symptom of a decaying economic order

By Nick Beams (originally published by World Socialist Web Site) – The extent of the parasitism at the centre of the US economy and financial system is indicated by recent figures on the level of corporate buybacks. Rather than using profits to finance increased investment in equipment, as well as research and development, corporations are […]

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What we would do if we wanted to reduce America’s excessive share repurchasing problem.

By Jared Bernstein – You’ve hopefully heard about, if not read, this revealing analysis by William Lazonick on the sharp rise in public corporations using their profits to boost their share price through stock buybacks as opposed to re-investment…. [Cross-posted from Jared Bernstein Blog, On the Economy publication of September 11, 2014 at http://jaredbernsteinblog.com/what-we-would-do-if-we-wanted-to-reduce-americas-excessive-share-repurchasing-problem/]

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The Financial Times slams ‘the world’s dumbest idea’

By Steve Denning (originally published by Forbes) – Good news! The Financial Times has come out forcefully against maximizing shareholder value. The article declares that we have made a mess of the way companies are run. “Almost nothing in economics is more important than thinking through how companies should be managed and for what ends. […]

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