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Molinaroli left his mark on Johnson Controls in his brief, tumultuous tenure as CEO

By Guy Boulton (originally published by Journal Sentinel) – In less than three years, Alex Molinaroli transformed Johnson Controls Inc., setting off a burst of deal-making that culminated in the 132-year-old company being bought by Tyco International and its official headquarters being moved to Cork, Ireland…. [Cross-posted from Journal Sentinel publication of September 2, 2017 at http://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/2017/09/02/molinaroli-left-his-mark-johnson-controls-his-brief-but-tumultuous-tenure-chief-exec-now-question-ho/624124001/]

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Q&A: Economist William Lazonick on stock buyback mania that’s threatening the US economy

By Arne Alsin (Originally published by Forbes) - A few years ago, the economist William Lazonick was contacted by an editor at Harvard Business Review and asked if he’d be interested in writing about his latest research on stock buybacks. Lazonick was surprised…. [Cross-posted from Forbes publication of June 20, 2017 at https://www.forbes.com/sites/aalsin/2017/06/20/qa-economist-william-lazonick-on-stock-buyback-mania-thats-threatening-the-american-economy/#2a2a39a75263]

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Why buybacks matter

By Christopher Gannatti (originally published by WisdomTree) - Share buybacks have become a major focus of conversation within the investment industry—most recently due to speculation that if the U.S. government were to institute some sort of “repatriation holiday,” profits currently being held overseas to avoid taxation would be utilized largely for share repurchases to thereby “goose” earnings-per-share (EPS) growth […]

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Trump’s SEC chairman must look out for American families — not big corporations

By Elizabeth Warren and Joe Donnelly (originally published by The Washington Post) - Thursday, President Trump’s nominee for chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, will testify before the Senate Banking Committee. As members of that committee, we will evaluate his candidacy, not on behalf of Wall Street, but on behalf of the American people…. [Cross-posted from […]

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Resisting the lure of short-termism: Killing the ‘world’s dumbest idea

By Steve Denning (originally published by Forbes) - When pressures are mounting to deliver short-term results, how do successful CEOs resist those pressures and achieve long-term growth? The issue is pressing: low global economic growth is putting stress on the political and social fabric in Europe and the Americas and populist leaders are mobilizing widespread unrest…. […]

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What am I yelling at CNN’s Poppy Harlow?

By Les Leopold (originally published by The Huffington Post) - Honestly, I don’t usually talk back to the TV. But I couldn’t contain myself during Poppy Harlow’s December 10 interview with John Feltner, the United Steelworkers vice president of the Rexnord local union where 300 jobs are moving from Indianapolis to Mexico. In discussing the move, Ms. […]

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Will Trump betray 1,400 Carrier workers? Will progressives let him?

By Les Leopold (originally published by The Huffington Post) – Over the next two years, 1,400 Carrier air conditioner workers will see their decent paying jobs migrate to Mexico. This highly profitable Indiana facility, represented by the United Steel Workers, will make even more money south of the border where workers earn less in one day […]

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Five steps to address corporate America’s short-termism crisis

By Brendan Duke, Andrew Schwartz, and Andy Green (originally published by Center for American Progress) - Companies are increasingly passing up profitable investments because of financial market pressures and executive compensation incentives. These activities yield short-term returns but put their—and the nation’s—long-term economic health at risk…. [Cross-posted from Center for American Progress publication of September, 29 […]

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VP Biden cites Lazonick in critique of stock buybacks

By Institute Staff (originally published by Institute for New Economic Thinking Blog) – In an important Wall Street Journal op ed criticizing corporate America’s failure to invest profits in long-term growth, Vice President Joe Biden cited the work of Institute for New Economic Thinking scholar William Lazonick. “Performance-based pay encourages executives to think in the short-term,” wrote […]

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