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4 Ways to Eradicate the Corporate Disease That is Worsening the Covid-19 Pandemic

4 Ways to Eradicate the Corporate Disease That is Worsening the Covid-19 Pandemic

"It’s time for business executives, employees, and taxpayers to come...
The Economist Who Put Stock Buybacks in Washington’s Crosshairs

The Economist Who Put Stock Buybacks in Washington’s Crosshairs

In 1984, an economics professor named William Lazonick joined the...
Predatory Value Extraction

Predatory Value Extraction

In this book William Lazonick and Jang-Sup Shin explain how...
How High Drug Prices Inflate C.E.O.s’ Pay

How High Drug Prices Inflate C.E.O.s’ Pay

Drug company executives faced tough questions from Congress on Tuesday as they...
2014 HBR McKinsey Award, First Place : “Profits Without Prosperity”

2014 HBR McKinsey Award, First Place : “Profits Without Prosperity”

The HBR McKinsey Awards, judged by an independent panel of...
via The American Conservative I by Jonathan Culbreath I April 23, 2020
How to manage public stake in bailed-out companies

How to manage public stake in bailed-out...

"The stimulus bill passed by Congress in response to the COVID-19 economic crisis includes massive bailouts for airlines and other large companies ...
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via FAS I By Gary Shorter I July 16, 2020
Stock buybacks and company executives’ profits

Stock buybacks and company executives’ p...

"A stock buyback occurs when a publicly traded firm repurchases some of its shares from investors with excess cash or ...
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via The Guardian I by Morris Pearl  & William Lazonick I April 13, 2020
With working Americans' survival at stake, the US is bailing out the richest

With working Americans’ survival a...

"Amid a humanitarian crisis compounded by mass layoffs and collapsing economic activity, the last course our legislators should be following ...
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via The Walls Street Journal I by Paul Vigna I April 05, 2020
If companies aren’t buying their own stock, who is?

If companies aren’t buying their own sto...

"Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. added $2 billion to its stock buyback program on March 3, a vote of confidence among ...
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via Reuters I by Alwyn Scott, Ross Kerber, Jessica DiNapoli & Rebecca Spaulding I April 08, 2020
U.S. companies criticized for cutting jobs rather than investor payouts

U.S. companies criticized for cutting jo...

" U.S. companies laying off workers in response to the coronavirus pandemic but still paying dividends and buying back shares are ...
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Share buybacks have been the ‘only net s...

By Nick Beams "Like every great crisis, the coronavirus pandemic has laid bare everything rotten and degenerate in capitalist society ...
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Stock buybacks have totaled $5.3 trillion over the past decade — has that contributed to U.S. pandemic failures? https://t.co/9CYLWuCXEA
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@INETeconomics: Listen to INET grantee William Lazonick on @wortradio discussing his research, "How the Disappearance of Unionized Jobs Obliterated an Emergent Black Middle Class https://t.co/6P4chntEqK
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@efypodcasts: In episode 2, Professor William @Lazonick from the University of Massachusetts explores share buybacks as a potential cause for wage stagnation and inequality in the US. Included in the discussion is some recommended reading. Give it a listen! https://t.co/IsqJ0acvsX https://t.co/T8kFygZVIv
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@OSFellows: There Can Be No Equality Without a Dramatic Renewal of Employment Opportunity for All American Workers via @INETeconomics; featuring fellow @Lazonick https://t.co/GHaoC50ob5
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