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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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ESOPs fables: Infosys stock buyback bonanza

By C. R. Sridhar (originally published by Newsclick) - In an information saturated age such as ours corporate spin is sine qua non of business reporting where the narrative is controlled by the few to the detriment of the many. None is more evident than in the dominant narrative leading to the resignation of Vishal Sikka- the […]

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Tax-reform bill is no balm for the middle class

By Katherine Webster (originally published by Your Tewksbury Today) - “There’s no trickle down, there’s just a gusher to the top.” That’s UMass Lowell Economics Prof. William Lazonick’s take on what will happen if the tax-reform bill being debated in the committee ultimately makes its way to President Trump’s desk… [Cross-posted from Your Tewksbury Today publication of […]

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Decoding corporate share buybacks: Is it at the cost of investment?

By Lester Gunnion (originally published by Deloitte Insights) - Corporate profits and cash reserves are at an all-time high. However, many companies have been spending an increasing share of profits and cash on buying back their own shares while the share of profit spent on investment in equipment and structures is often falling… [Cross-posted from Deloitte Insights […]

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Die Gierist das Problem

By Katharina Kort (originally published by Handelsblatt) - Bill Lazonick gehört zu den Rebellen unter den Ökonomen. Seine feste Professur an der Elite-Universität Columbia hat er einfach aufgegeben, um eine Stelle an der staatlichen University of Massachusetts Lowell im Norden von Boston anzunehmen, weil ihn das mehr interessierte… [Cross-posted from Handelsblatt publication of November 11, 2017 at http://www.handelsblatt.com/my/unternehmen/management/us-oekonom-bill-lazonick-die-gier-ist-das-problem/20561824.html?ticket=ST-11073102-OIXMKZSkBDQkvcgpmE2a-ap2]

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SEC nominees must not grant companies ‘safe harbor’ with buyback rule

By Lenore Palladino (originally published by The Hill) - Last week, two nominees went before the Banking Committee to get their chance to become the next commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission… [Cross-posted from The Hill publication of November 9, 2017 at http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/359700-sec-nominees-must-not-grant-companies-safe-harbor-with-buyback-rule]

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The Rentiers are Here

By Stephanie Blankenburg and Richard Kozol-Wright (originally published by Project Syndicate) - Since the 2008 financial crisis, policymakers and international institutions have regularly expressed concerns about widening income inequality and its unwelcome political consequences. More often than not, they attribute the problem to “exogenous” factors such as global trade and new technologies… [Cross-posted from Project Syndicate publication of September […]

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We get sick, they get rich

By Sam Pizzigati (originally published by Inequality.org) – Our current health care system in the United States works just fine — for the corporate executives who run it. Take, for instance, Michael Mussallem… [Cross-posted from Inequality.org publication of September 20, 2017 at https://inequality.org/great-divide/get-sick-get-rich/]

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