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United Airlines: The Structure Behind The PR Disaster

April 14th, 2017 · Comments Off on United Airlines: The Structure Behind The PR Disaster

The United Continental ‘reaccomodation’ of a passenger is a symptom of a deeper structural deficit in the industry. The structure pits passengers against shareholders and the first tend to loose out too much, as there are insufficient forces to keep airlines in check in reducing customer comfort. Another result of this is that United shares […]

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Addressing The Right Problem, Blaming The Wrong Elite

February 8th, 2017 · Comments Off on Addressing The Right Problem, Blaming The Wrong Elite

Some, like Ray Dalio, argue that the rise of populism has become the biggest threat to the markets. Many agree, populists very much included, that a rise in inequality and stagnating wages have been the main impetus for that rise. Where views differ is what has caused that and who have been the main beneficiaries. […]

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Tags: Corporate governance · Politics

Is Shareholder Capitalism Actually Good For Shareholders?

February 8th, 2017 · Comments Off on Is Shareholder Capitalism Actually Good For Shareholders?

Since the late 1970s, the concept that firms exist exclusively for creating shareholder value has gained track and it is now firmly anchored by a host of institutions. While it helped boost company profits, it hasn’t led to shared prosperity as there are some negative economic side effects. Most notably though is that the biggest […]

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Capitalism For The Masses | Seeking Alpha

January 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on Capitalism For The Masses | Seeking Alpha

Twitter’s CEO gave away a third of his shares to employees. Rather than depending on the altruism of CEOs, wider share ownership should be institutionalized. This will have benefits at three levels; the company, the macro-economy, and society at large. Source: Capitalism For The Masses | Seeking Alpha

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