A Shiny New Tool to Pad Profits: Stealing

A Shiny New Tool to Pad Profits: Stealing

Workplace exploitation is at least as old as the industrial revolution. But rather than using whips to make the assembly lines move ever faster, today’s corporate exploiters use technology, devious work schedules, and lobbyists to extract more work from employees —...
A Sick New Game from the Executive Suite

A Sick New Game from the Executive Suite

Today’s corporate captains like to think of themselves not as mere businesspeople, but as geniuses of modern innovation. But innovation for what purpose? After all, some of society’s most inventive minds are flimflammers, Ponzi-schemers, gamers, and embezzlers —...
We Need to Talk About ‘Free Trade’

We Need to Talk About ‘Free Trade’

America, can we talk? We need to talk about “free trade.” We’ve needed to have this conversation for a while, actually. Like, since the 1980s. For the past several decades, the U.S. political establishment has advocated free trade as part of a...
Forget the Dow Jones. How’s Doug Jones?

Forget the Dow Jones. How’s Doug Jones?

Language matters. For example, the words that corporate and government officials use to report on the health of America’s economy can either make clear to us commoners what’s going on — or hide and even lie about the reality we face. Consider the most common...
Just How Unequal Are America’s Major Corporations?

Just How Unequal Are America’s Major Corporations?

That America’s income distribution has grown dramatically more unequal in the past 40 years is beyond debate. The share of the top 1 percent has doubled since 1980, to over 20 percent of all income. Could it get any worse? A look at America’s large, privately held...