Tag Archives | Stock Market Manipulation

Sorry, Warren Buffett, buybacks aren’t that simple

By Joe Nocera (originally published by Bloomberg) - So Warren Buffett is “delighted” that Apple Inc. has decided to buy back $100 billion worth of its own stock. And really, why wouldn’t he be?… [Cross-posted from Bloomberg publication of May 8, 2018 at https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-05-08/apple-s-stock-buyback-isn-t-as-simple-as-warren-buffett-says]

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Trump’s reversal on Trans-Pacific Partnership ca be explained by a current art show and a new book

By Charles Mudede (originally published by The Stranger) - The Washington Post reports that Donald Trump now wants the US to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a “multination trade agreement he pulled the United States out of shortly after taking office… [Cross-posted from The Stranger publication of April 12, 2018 at https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2018/04/12/26036360/trumps-reversal-on-the-trans-pacific-partnership-can-be-explained-by-a-current-art-show-and-a-new-book]

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Are stock buybacks deepening America’s inequality?

By Matt Egan (originally published by CNNMoney) - One of Wall Street’s favorite tools could be deepening the growing chasm between America’s rich and poor… [Cross-posted from CNNMoney publication of March 5, 2018 at http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/05/investing/stock-buybacks-inequality-tax-law/index.html]

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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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Die Gierist das Problem

By Katharina Kort (originally published by Handelsblatt) - Bill Lazonick gehört zu den Rebellen unter den Ökonomen. Seine feste Professur an der Elite-Universität Columbia hat er einfach aufgegeben, um eine Stelle an der staatlichen University of Massachusetts Lowell im Norden von Boston anzunehmen, weil ihn das mehr interessierte… [Cross-posted from Handelsblatt publication of November 11, 2017 at http://www.handelsblatt.com/my/unternehmen/management/us-oekonom-bill-lazonick-die-gier-ist-das-problem/20561824.html?ticket=ST-11073102-OIXMKZSkBDQkvcgpmE2a-ap2]

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Tax cuts—middle class boost or ‘fake math’?

By Hedrick Smith (originally published by Reclaim the Dream) - With Republicans surfacing more details of their tax-cut package and debate sharpening over its likely impact, Trump’s top economist forecasts a boost of $4,000 in annual income for the typical American family but most economists don’t buy that estimate and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer derides it […]

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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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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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Confirming Team Trump: Jay Clayton can boost the economy by reining in Wall Street at the SEC

By Elaine Kamarck and William A. Galston (originally published by Brookings) - This week, the Senate will conduct confirmation hearings on Jay Clayton, President Trump’s nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  No doubt the news will be overshadowed by all the other big stories in Congress, especially the health care vote… [Cross-posted from Brookings […]

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