AIR ANALYSIS

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


Could fiscal policy changes revive US economic growth? Some contributions towards answering that question

By Institute Staff "As analysts across the industrialized world contemplate the political consequences of anemic long-term growth patterns, media and ...
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Denmark is helping those who can't work due to coronavirus – why isn't the UK?

Denmark is helping those who can’t work due to coronavirus – why isn’t the UK?

"At just after 5pm on Monday, my phone rang. I missed the call – I was in one of Copenhagen’s ...

Did Boeing prioritize profits over safety? (Interview with William Lazonick)

By Warren Olney "Since March some 387 Boeing 737 Max jets have been grounded by regulators and airlines with no ...

European Ruling Highlights Apple’s Corrupted Business Model

By William Lazonick "The European Commission’s decision to serve Apple with a 13 billion euro tax bill represents a step forward in ...

Have stock buybacks gone too far?

By William Lazonick and segment guest (Jeremy Siegel) "Fueled by the lower corporate tax rate, share buybacks among S&P 500 ...

How “Shareholder Value” is Killing Innovation

By William Lazonick "Conventional wisdom holds that the primary function of the stock market is to raise cash that companies ...

How big pharma created the opioid epidemic

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

How economists turned corporations into predators

By Lynn Parramore "In a new INET paper featured in the Financial Times, economist William Lazonick lays out a theory about how ...

How Economists Turned Corporations into Predators

By Lynn Parramore "The Idea That Businesses Exist Solely to Enrich Shareholders Is Harmful Nonsense In a new INET paper featured in ...

How hedge fund activists prey on companies

By Jang-Sup Shin "The casual observer can hardly comprehend the value-extracting power of hedge fund activists. Technically, they are no ...