AIR ANALYSIS

Comments on economic issues and developments published by AIR researchers and affiliates


via Social Europe I by Emre Gömec & Mustafa Erdem Sakinc I July 7, 2020
‘Shareholder value’ versus the public good: the case of Germany

‘Shareholder value’ versus the public good: the case of Germany

"With uncertainty around the world about how and when the coronavirus outbreak will decelerate, whole business sectors have been affected ...
via Institute for New Economic Thinking l by William Lazonick, Matt Hopkins, Ken Jacobson, Lenore Palladino, Mustafa Erdem Sakinç, and Öner Tulum l Mar 23, 2020
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 together to help get us out of the pandemic and ...

After Over Three Decades, Rebel Economist Breaks Through to Washington. Here’s How He Did It.

By Lynn Parramore "The idea that businesses are run to maximize profits for shareholders is just plain wrong, says William ...

Apple’s “Capital Return Program”: Where Are the Patient Capitalists?

By William Lazonick "The enormous revenues and profits flowing from Apple’s innovative products, the iPhone in particular, get primary credit ...

Big Pharma plays every dirty trick in the book to transform teens and adults into opioid-zombiefied addicts

By Lynn Stuart Parramore "Over a 40-year career, Philadelphia attorney Daniel Berger has obtained millions in settlements for investors and ...

Boeing 737 MAX 8: A Story of Profits Over Safety?

BySam Seder Interview of William Lazonick by Sam Seder... [Click HERE to watch the interview] ...
via Roosevelt Institute I by Lenore Palladino I March 19, 2020, via Roosevelt Institute I by Lenore Palladino I March 19, 2020, via Roosevelt Institute I by Lenore Palladino I March 19, 2020
Business resiliency means banning stock buybacks

Business resiliency means banning stock buybacks

"As millions face unemployment and dire financial prospects amid the coronavirus pandemic, hotels, airlines, and other large corporations are repeating ...
via Barron's I by William Lazonick I March 26, 2020, via Barron's I by William Lazonick I March 26, 2020, via Barron's I by William Lazonick I March 26, 2020
CEOs Gorged on Buybacks for Years. Now They Want Bailouts.

CEOs Gorged on Buybacks for Years. Now They Want Bailouts.

"Congress is poised to impose restrictions on stock buybacks as a part of the multi-trillion-dollar recovery package that is being voted on ...

Congress can turn the Republican tax cuts into new middle-class jobs

By William Lazonick "The deceptively named Tax Cut and Jobs Act slashes the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to ...

Corporate Executives Are Making Way More Money Than Anybody Reports

By William Lazonick and Matt Hopkins "On its website, the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of labor unions in the United ...