By User:klip game (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Shareholder value. It has been the north star for capitalism in the US during the last 30 years or so. It's past time to ask the question, has this theory, which drives so much of our economy, actually served civilization well? Has it made our lives better? Or has it merely been the primary driver to outsourcing our employment for the benefit of those at the very top? More and more people are beginning to ask hard questions of this concept, and its centrality to the way our economy functions, so on this episode we dig in, prompted by an article in the American Thinker. Recorded 6/19/2016.

 

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Mike & Matt's Recommended Reading: 

Trans-National Corporatism, by Richard Butrick (American Thinker, 6/3/2016)

Shareholder value, on Wikipedia

Shareholder Value – a theory that changed the course of history – for the better or the worse?, by RStraub (GPDF Blog, 6/26/2012)

How the cult of shareholder value wrecked American business, by Steve Pearlstein (Wonkblog/The Washington Post, 9/9/2013)

Episode 54 - TPP'ing The Internet, one of our very first episodes on the TPP (3/20/2014)

Episode 169 - #KillTheTPP, once again us on the TPP (5/12/2015)

Episode 215 - #TPPfail, and once more into the breach dear friends, us on the TPP (10/20/2015)

More coming soon...

 

Transcript:

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Image Credit: By User:klip game (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons