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Senators join call for revisiting SEC stock buyback practices and rules

By Hazel Bradford (originally published by Pensions & Investments) – A group of Democratic senators called Thursday for the Securities and Exchange Commission to hear from the public about reviewing rules covering stock buybacks… [Cross-posted from Pensions & Investments publication of June 29, 2018 at http://www.pionline.com/article/20180629/ONLINE/180629821/senators-join-call-for-revisiting-sec-stock-buyback-practices-and-rules]

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Is our focus on quarterly earnings hurting the U.S. economy

By Dwyer Gunn (originally published by Pacific Standard) - Last week, Jamie Dimon, the chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase, and Warren Buffett, the well-known value investor and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal urging public companies to “consider moving away from providing quarterly earnings-per-share guidance… [Cross-posted from Pacific Standard publication of June 12, […]

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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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How stock buybacks cause economic stagnation: A Q&A with Robert Ayres And Michael Olenick

By Arne Alsin (originally published by Forbes) – “Corporate suicide.” That’s how two researchers, Robert Ayres and Michael Olenick, are now describing the stock buyback boom in the U.S. economy… [Cross-posted from Forbes publication of Agust 9, 2017 at https://www.forbes.com/sites/aalsin/2017/08/09/how-stock-buybacks-cause-economic-stagnation-a-qa-with-robert-ayres-and-michael-olenick/#21503c5316dd]

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Let’s talk about “maximizing shareholder value”

By Cullen Roche (originally published by Pragmatic Capitalism) – The idea of “maximizing shareholder value” (MSV) has been in the news a lot lately. This is an idea generally associated with free market capitalism that states corporations should be run primarily for the purpose of maximizing the value they create for owners…. [Cross-posted from Pragmatic Capitalism publication of […]

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Building the case for long-termism

By Jem Hudson (originally published by Breckinridge Capital Advisors) - In the current environment, investors are confronted with a unique investment climate in which near-term considerations might differ significantly from long-term investment objectives. This has amplified investor focus on short-termism, as evidenced by the recent stock market rally…. [Cross-posted from Breckinridge Capital Advisors publication of April 3, […]

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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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The cause of corporate short-termism

By Emel Akan (originally published by Epoch Times) - The tension between managing for the long term and delivering good results for the next quarter is one of the greatest challenges corporate executives face. While CEOs talk about focusing on long-term value creation, they often fail to resist the lure or pressure of short-termism… [Cross-posted from Epoch […]

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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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The dangers of financialization

Robert Johnson interviewing Rana Foroohar (originally published by Institute for New Economic Thinking) – Time magazine assistant managing editor Rana Foroohar’s book Makers and Takers sounds an important note of warning on the dangers of financialization of the U.S. economy. She reveals that the financial system no longer funds new ideas and projects… [Cross-posted from Institute for New […]

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