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It’s now increasingly clear that maximizing shareholder value has led to minimizing everything else a corporation could and should do. Read more

Economic Policy


Mary Parsons

Want to make a killing in the stock market without actually creating anything of value? Try Buybax! Read more

Economic Policy


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The debate over buybacks is a debate over how to create more broadly shared prosperity. Here’s why their defenders’ arguments are flat-out wrong. Read more

Economic Policy


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Sanders and Schumer target buybacks as a way to leak corporate profits to investors. But their solution is an unnecessary Rube Goldberg contraption. Read more

Economic Policy

For the past three decades, the overriding priority of American corporations has been paying their shareholders. That’s just what they’ve done with their tax cut. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The Post gives defenders their say, and they don't say much. Read more

Economic Policy


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We need to make stock buybacks illegal, as they were before 1982. Read more

Economic Policy

The Trump tax cuts have exposed how the Shareholder First economy benefits Wall Street investors and CEOs at the expense of everyone else.  Read more

Economic Policy


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The dramatic widening of income inequality reflects how the corporate mission has shifted over the last 35 years. Read more

Money, Politics and Power