Labor unions are adopting unusual tactics, hoping to raise the floor for wages and working conditions in the ultracompetitive economy of the 21st century.
The pursuit of shareholder value is attracting criticism—not all of it foolish
The economic crisis has revived the old debate about whether firms should focus most on their shareholders, their customers or their workers
Source: A new idolatry | The Economist
Shareholder capitalism suffers from a vacuum of ownership
Low pay is a symptom. When is it caused by inadequate allocation vs. inadequate productivity?
I wish the cost of things got as much attention as salaries. … Pay is NOT the critical issue, cost of living is.