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The resurgence of political authoritarianism: An interview with Noam Chomsky

By C. J. Polychroniou (originally published by Truthout) – Following the end of World War II, liberal democracy began to flourish in most countries in the Western world, and its institutions and values were aspired to by movements and individuals under authoritarian and oppressive regimes… [Cross-posted from Truthout publication of July 25, 2008 at https://truthout.org/articles/resurgence-of-political-authoritarianism-interview-with-noam-chomsky/]

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How stock buybacks hurt long-term investors: Q&A with economist William Lazonick

By Arne Alsin (originally published by Harvest) - Facing record-setting levels of buyback activity in 2018, we thought we’d revisit our 2017 interview with award-winning economist William Lazonick… [Cross-posted from Harvest publication of July 24, 2018 at https://www.hvst.com/posts/how-stock-buybacks-hurt-long-term-investors-q-a-with-economist-william-lazonick-oMWTgqLJ]

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America’s biggest companies are announcing buybacks. But whose cash is it, anyway?

By Thomas Heath (originally published by The Washington Post) - America’s 500 biggest public companies in 2018 are expected to distribute up to $600 billion or more through stock buybacks… [Cross-posted from The Washington Post publication of April 13, 2018 at https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/americas-biggest-companies-are-announcing-buybacks-but-whose-cash-is-it-anyway/2018/04/13/c9f1ccdc-3c06-11e8-8d53-eba0ed2371cc_story.html?utm_term=.86f970e51974]

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Stop GEfrom goosing CEO pay through share buybacks

By James McRitchie (originally published by change.org) - According to last year’s proxy statement, a substantial proportion of executive compensation for 2016 was based on performance targets, including earnings per share (EPS)… [Cross-posted from change.org publication of April 2018 at https://www.change.org/p/general-electric-stop-ge-from-goosing-ceo-pay-through-share-buybacks]

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Who is watching Wall Street?

By Lenore Palladino (originally published by Boston Review) - Since the ink dried on the GOP tax plan, officially known as the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, back in December 2017, companies have spent over $218 billion dollars re-purchasing their own stock at the going price on the open market… [Cross-posted from Boston Review publication of March […]

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New tax law benefiting shareholders more than workers so far

By Arthur Delaney (originally published by The Huffington Post) - Since President Donald Trump signed the Republican tax bill in December, hundreds of retail companies have announced employee bonuses totaling more than $3 billion, which Republicans have said proves them right that the new law benefits regular Americans… [Cross-posted from The Huffington Post publication of March 2, 2018 […]

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Why profits aren’t enough

By Judith F. Samuelson (originally published by The Aspen Institute) – When Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock and the largest holder of virtually every listed stock, wrote to CEOs last month, he gave fuel to a forty-year-old debate about the corporation… [Cross-posted from The Aspen Institute publication of February 22, 2018 at https://www.aspeninstitute.org/blog-posts/profits-arent-enough/]

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This little-noticed section of Trump’s tax plan could make corporate America more responsible

By Rick Wartzman (originally published by Fast Company) - Given Donald Trump’s reputation for being shortsighted, impulsive, and impatient, it would be no small irony if the president’s signature tax law spurs corporate America to think more about the long term… [Cross-posted from Fast Company publication of February 20, 2018 at https://www.fastcompany.com/40533103/this-little-noticed-section-of-trumps-tax-plan-could-make-corporate-america-more-responsible]

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