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A prize masking a dilemma: the problem with stock buybacks

By Arthur S. Guarino (originally published by Foreign Policy News) - Stock buybacks are gaining in popularity among publicly-owned corporations and many of their shareholders. However, the financial implications for the corporation could be masking serious long-term problems and possibly hurt rather than help shareholders… [Cross-posted from Foreign Policy News publication of June 9, 2018 at http://foreignpolicynews.org/2018/06/09/a-prize-masking-a-dilemma-the-problem-with-stock-buybacks/]

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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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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 to make companies share their bounty

By Justin Fox (originally published by BloombergView) - The theory behind the claim that cutting corporate taxes will increase workers’ incomes goes something like this: The corporate tax should affect labor market outcomes by affecting the distribution of capital investments across countries, and thus capital-to-labor ratios, the marginal product of labor, and wages… [Cross-posted from Bloomberg View publication […]

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Buybacks and dividends

By Mark Whitehouse (originally published by Bloomberg) - Picture yourself as the CEO of a big, publicly traded company. You want to keep your shareholders happy and justify a big bonus for yourself… [Cross-posted from Bloomberg publication of December 20, 2017 at https://www.bloombergquint.com/quicktakes/2017/12/19/buybacks-dividends]

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Maine voices: General Dynamics has no business asking for moretax breaks

By Bruce K. Gagnon (originally published by Portland Press Herald) - General Dynamics, which owns Bath Iron Works, is embarking on a statewide public relations campaign to ask the Maine Legislature for a $60 million tax break over the next 20 years for their operation in Bath… [Cross-posted from Portland Press Herald publication of December 4, 2017 at https://www.pressherald.com/2017/12/04/maine-voices-general-dynamics-has-no-business-asking-for-more-tax-breaks/]

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A seminar on innovation economics, deconstructing shareholder value & equitable growth, William Lazonick Professor UMass Lowell

By Mike Baliman (originally published by London Fintech Podcast) - This week a bumper-packed Tour d’Horizon/Tour de Force. William Lazonick is best known for his iconic “2014 Harvard Business Review’s best article” Profits Without Prosperity: Stock Buybacks Manipulate the Market and Leave Most Americans Worse Off… Click HERE to listen podcast [Cross-posted from London Fintech Podcast of November 22, 2017 […]

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Even after nuclear catastrophe, SCANA execs eye bonuses

By Steve Bailey (originally published by Post and Courier) - So with consumers yelling for heads to roll, what is South Carolina Electric & Gas planning next? The largest stock buyback in the company’s history, which will help shareholders and bolster executive bonuses… [Cross-posted from Post and Courier publication of August 19, 2017 at https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/even-after-nuclear-catastrophe-scana-execs-eye-bonuses/article_59d69b5a-8449-11e7-b1c0-f3ce1d623067.html] Post and Courier article […]

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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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