Corporate profits

Elizabeth Warren targets corporate profits with new 7% surtax proposal

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), one of many Democrats to run for the party’s nomination in the 2020 presidential race, detailed progressive political ideas on workplace issues, including government financial support for working parents to cover childcare costs. drew anger | Getty Images Elizabeth Warren, the economic policy maker in the Democratic presidential primary, wants to […]

Corporate profits

A first episode of how corporate profits have shaped labor markets

Caribbean plantation owners, facing an end to slavery, adopted legal barriers to employment elsewhere Informed workers in today’s economy know that their employer can actively lobby the government to limit employee rights. Companies seek to limit union organizing and collective bargaining powers in order to keep wages low; relax safety and environmental regulations partly intended […]