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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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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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It’s time for Trump to do something about high CEO pay

By Steven Clifford and Sarah Anderson (Originally published from Fortune) - The House is expected to vote Thursday on a Wall Street deregulation plan that would roll back several Obama-era CEO pay reforms, including a ban on banker bonuses that encourage excessive risk, and a new regulation that requires publicly held corporations to report the ratio […]

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Questions for the potential next sheriff of Wall Street

By Andy Green, Andrew Schwartz, and Gregg Gelzinis (originally published by Coalition for Sensible Safeguards) - The movie image is iconic: The Wall Street wrongdoer, whose fraud was uncovered by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, is hauled off to face the music. Despite being only a civil enforcement agency, the SEC has a […]

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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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Outrageous fortunes: Pharma executives cash-in on high drug prices

By The Institution for Health and Socio-Economic Policy (originally published by The Institution for Health and Socio-Economic Policy) - The previous IHSP briefs explained why prices for prescription drugs have risen,1 and how these increases result in tremendous sales and profits.2 Pharmaceutical executives are paid to make sure that this is the case. The pay incentives […]

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Buyers dish on companies’ stock buyback binge

By Len Boselovic (originally published by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) - When you think of appropriating more than $1.5 trillion to something over three years, the phrase “government boondoggle” comes to mind. But taxpayers didn’t pick up the tab for this astronomical spending plan. It was hatched in the bowels of Corporate America. It represents how much companies in the S&P […]

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Trumprithmetic

By Marianne Levine and Cogan Schneir (originally published by Politico) - Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission finally approved a rule mandating that public companies regularly reveal the compensation gap between their chief executives and the rest of their workforce. Once the first data points from the rule are available in 2018, they will provide workers, investors, and […]

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How the SEC enabled the gross under-reporting of CEO pay

By Yves Smith (originally published by naked capitalism) - Think it’s scandalous that the average 2014 pay of the CEOs of the 500 biggest companies was 373 times that of the typical worker, as the AFL-CIO reported? You aren’t scandalized enough. Their take home pay, which is reported in the bowels of SEC filings, as opposed […]

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