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Sociological Images

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Feb 20 '14
More profit protection for corporations won’t end the recession for the rest of us. 
"Businesses are swimming in money," writes economist Martin Hart-Landsberg.

"One conventional explanation for our economic problems seems to be that our businesses are strapped for funds.  Greater business earnings, it is said, will translate into needed investment, employment, consumption and, finally, sustained economic recovery.  Thus, the preferred policy response: provide business with greater regulatory freedom and relief from high taxes and wages…
One problem with this story is that businesses are already swimming in money and they haven’t shown the slightest inclination to use their funds for investment or employment…
So what are businesses doing with their funds?”

The answer at Sociological Images.

More profit protection for corporations won’t end the recession for the rest of us.

"Businesses are swimming in money," writes economist Martin Hart-Landsberg.

"One conventional explanation for our economic problems seems to be that our businesses are strapped for funds.  Greater business earnings, it is said, will translate into needed investment, employment, consumption and, finally, sustained economic recovery.  Thus, the preferred policy response: provide business with greater regulatory freedom and relief from high taxes and wages…

One problem with this story is that businesses are already swimming in money and they haven’t shown the slightest inclination to use their funds for investment or employment…

So what are businesses doing with their funds?”

The answer at Sociological Images.

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