Category Corporate behavior

WHY THE DECLINE IN LABOR UNIONS

Here’s issue #38 of my Policy and Politics Newsletter, written 7/3/12. The previous newsletter described the role of unions. This newsletter outlines the reasons for the decline in private sector union membership. Private sector union membership has dropped from 34% of the workforce in 1954 to 7% today. (Public sector union membership has grown from […]

INSIDE JOB: THE 2008 COLLAPSE OF US FINANCIAL FIRMS

Here’s issue #24 of my Policy and Politics Newsletter, written 3/23/12. Last week, I finally watched the movie Inside Job, a documentary on the 2008 collapse of US financial firms that caused our current recession. I highly recommend it. Here are some highlights. The movie Inside Job documents how the deregulation of the financial industry […]

CORPORATIONS: ARE THEY PAYING FAIR TAXES?

Here’s issue #2 of my Policy and Politics newsletter, written 11/5/11. It’s a bit long and dense, but has important information corporate taxation. I’ll be shorter and sweeter in the future! I’m very concerned about the pervasive and powerful influence corporations have on our every day lives, as well as on our politics and policy […]