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Income Inequality: Video Friday with John Oliver

John Oliver, the HBO comedian, discusses income inequality in America. How do you talk about income inequality without being accused of fomenting class warfare.  pointed out in an epic rant on Sunday night, that optimism is woefully misplaced when it comes to the subject of severe income inequality. America’s biggest losers in the income inequality […]

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Video Friday: The Retirement Gamble

Retirement is big business in America, but is the system costing workers and retirees more than what they’re getting in return, asks FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith. I thought the program was so good, I wanted to be able to access it from my site for future use. Watch The Retirement Gamble on PBS. See more […]

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Corporate Governance Bites

Continuing challenges to exclusive forum bylaw provisions – Lexology An increasingly popular trend in recent years has been the adoption by Delaware public companies of an exclusive forum provision in their bylaws. An exclusive forum provision generally provides for the Delaware Court of Chancery to be the exclusive forum for certain disputes (including derivative actions, breach […]

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Who Will Stand Up for the American Dream?

Frank Rich, citing Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer–and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, concludes the growing divide between the superrich and the rest of us is the direct “result of specific policies, including tax policies, championed by Washington Democrats and Republicans alike as they conducted a bidding war for high-rolling […]

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Income Inequality & Distress

In Expenditure Cascades, based on census data for the 100 most populous counties in the United States, Adam Seth Levine, Oege Dijk and Robert Frank found that counties where income inequality grew fastest also showed the biggest increases in symptoms of financial distress, such as commute times, divorce rates and bankruptcy filings. There is no […]

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Video Friday

Meredith Whitney, CEO of Meredith Whitney Advisory Group LLC. In 2007, she was the first financial analyst to predict major losses for Citigroup, one of the nation’s largest financial services companies. Program from Sunday, September 5, 2010. Q&A CSpan. Hat-tip to The Big Picture. The United States of Inequality: Introducing the Great Divergence by Timothy […]

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The Failure of Corporate Law

The Failure of Corporate Law

Kent Greenfield’s The Failure of Corporate Law: Fundamental Flaws and Progressive Possibilities posits that corporation law shouldn’t be thought of as “private” law, which governs the relationships of individuals, but as a branch of “public” law, such as constitutional, tax, or environmental law. Corporations are sanctioned by the state and our goals for them should include […]

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