Tag Archives | Productivity

The buyback boondoggle is beggaring America

By Robert Reich (originally published by Newsweek) - Trump’s promise that corporations will use his giant new tax cut to make new investments and raise workers’ wages is proving to be about as truthful as his promise to release his tax returns… [Cross-posted from Newsweek publication of February 9, 2018 at http://www.newsweek.com/robert-reich-buyback-boondoggle-beggaring-america-802391] Newsweek article reprinted in eurasiareview publication of […]

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BlackRock to CEOs: Get a long-term purpose, stat!

By Dave Bank (originally published by ImpactAlpha) - It was the letter read ‘round the world. The annual letter from BlackRock CEO Larry Fink sent corporate chieftains scurrying to their investor and public relations managers to find a purpose, and fast… [Cross-posted from ImpactAlpha publication of February 1, 2018 at https://news.impactalpha.com/blackrock-to-ceos-get-a-long-term-purpose-stat-podcast-77201ea450e9]

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No, robots aren’t killing the American dream

By The Editorial Board (originally published by The New York Times) - Defenders of globalization are on solid ground when they criticize President Trump’s threats of punitive tariffs and border walls. The economy can’t flourish without trade and immigrants…. [Cross-published by The New York Times publication of February 20, 2017 at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/opinion/no-robots-arent-killing-the-american-dream.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=2]

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Theresa May is right: Workers on business boards can help shares

By Caleb Melby (originally published from Bloomberg) –  Giving board seats to employees familiar with factory floors can help businesses beat the market, sometimes by huge margins. That’s the finding in a Bloomberg review of countries where worker-directors are common but not required by law. Indexes of companies with employees on their boards in Norway, […]

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Will the digital revolution make us all poorer?

By Simon Caulkin (originally published by Chartered Management Institute) - Whether they know it or not, life-changing economic decisions are looming for the new Conservative government. The biggest issues are productivity and jobs. Both are critical to the country’s future, and good performance would do more than anything to conjure away the deficit and restore the […]

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Hillary Clinton calls out CEOs for short-term thinking. Is she right

By Mark Trumbull (originally published by The Christian Science Monitor) - Back in the heyday of the long bull market in American stocks, one idea reigned supreme in corner offices and corporate boardrooms: CEOs could and should be measured by their ability to maximize “shareholder value.” The chief executive officer was to be paid largely in […]

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