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The Theory of the Firm, Financial Flows, and Economic Performance
The prevailing stock market ideology enriches value extractors, not value creators
Price gouging in the US pharmaceutical drug industry goes back more than three decades.
Conventional wisdom has it that the primary function of the stock market is to raise cash for companies for the purpose of investing in productive capabilities. The conventional wisdom is wrong.
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The Idea That Businesses Exist Solely to Enrich Shareholders Is Harmful Nonsense
How rationalization, marketization, and globalization characterize the U.S. economy during the past 50 years, and how the behavior of companies and fate of American workers have changed during this process.
Economics has a race problem.
In an Al Jazeera documentary “In Search of the Great American Job”, Institute scholar William Lazonick offers some arch insights into the relationship between financialization — particularly the “shareholder value” ideology in corporations, which drives the transfer of profits to shareholders through stock buybacks — and job creation and inequality.