Category Archives: The destruction of the middle class

Why Elizabeth Warren’s Accountable Capitalism Act Will Be Good for Shareholders

Why shareholders are getting a raw deal out of the misguided corporate fixation on “maximizing shareholder value,” and Elizabeth Warren’s new bill is therefore good for them.

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Richard Murphy: Writers of Labour’s “Fiscal Rule” Lash Themselves to the Austerity Mast

Labour’s economists show their Third Way colors and advocate austerity-generating policy rules that might as well have been penned by former Treasury Secretary, later Citigroup vice chairman Bob Rubin.

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Inequality and Ordinary Living Standards in Rich Countries

How the evolution of the rise in inequality in the US has dominated and distorted economists’ and pundits’ commentary; data show that some pet generalizations don’t hold up.

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Austerity Caused Brexit

Yves here. Lambert sent me a copy of the underlying paper on Brexit voting patterns a week ago, suggesting I write it up. I sat on it due to focusing on seemingly more pressing stories, being behind on administrativa due to travel. I’ve embedded the article at the end of this post. This finding […]

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Taxcast: A Firewall to Protect EU Citizens from the Big Four Accountancy Firms and the Tax Avoidance Lobby

In the Tax Justice Network’s July 2018 Taxcast, Vickie Cann and John Christensen examine a proposal for a firewall to protect EU citizens from the Big Four accountancy firms and the tax avoidance lobby, as well as look at a new report from the Corporate Europe Observatory.

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