AIR ANALYSIS

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


Three Things to Know to Hold Wells Fargo Accountable

By Lynn Parramore "Just about everyone wants to hold Wells Fargo accountable for a scheme in which sales quotas drove ...

To Boost Investment, End S.E.C. Rule That Spurs Stock Buybacks

By William Lazonick "U.S. corporate profits abound, but for most Americans, prosperity can’t be found. Open-market repurchases — stock buybacks ...
via INET I by Lynn Parramore I March 25, 2020, via INET I by Lynn Parramore I March 25, 2020, via INET I by Lynn Parramore I March 25, 2020
Top Economist: Instead of Basic Income, Let’s Keep People Working Productively During the Crisis

Top Economist: Instead of Basic Income, Let’s Keep People Working Productively During the Crisis

"As the pandemic rages, everyone is scrambling to figure out how to protect people getting economically pummeled. Americans may soon ...

What Apple Should Do with Its Massive Piles of Money

By William Lazonick "An Open Letter to Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Dear Mr. Cook, In a recent article posted on this ...

What is the purpose of a corporation? (with William Lazonick and Lenore Palladino)

By Nick Hanauer “Interview with William Lazonick and Lenore Palladino: explain why ‘shareholder-value maximization us the world’s dumbest idea.”... [Click ...

What we learn about inequality from Carl Icahn’s $2 billion Apple “no brainer”

By William Lazonick, Matt Hopkins and Ken Jacobson "In August 2013, Carl Icahn, among the most prominent “activist shareholders” in ...

Who benefits from stock buybacks

William Lazonick, segment guest [Click HERE to listen the talk] ...

Who is watching Wall Street?

By Lenore Palladino "Since the ink dried on the GOP tax plan, officially known as the Tax Cut and Jobs ...

Why Stock Buybacks Are Dangerous for the Economy

By William Lazonick, Mustafa Erdem Sakinç and Matt Hopkins "Even as the United States continues to experience its longest economic ...
via The Guardian I by Morris Pearl  & William Lazonick I April 13, 2020, via The Guardian I by Morris Pearl  & William Lazonick I April 13, 2020, 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 at stake, the US is bailing out the richest

"Amid a humanitarian crisis compounded by mass layoffs and collapsing economic activity, the last course our legislators should be following ...