Category: Corporations

Jonathan Guyer: Meet the Consulting Firm That’s Staffing the Biden Administration

WestExec represented major corporations throughout the Trump years. Now it’s in the White House

James K. Galbraith: The G7 Vaccine Charade

The US and Europe are offering low- and middle-income countries crumbs, so that they can protect their billionaires, their pharmaceutical lobbies, and their campaign contributions

John Kendall Hawkins: Comfortably Numb: the Sackler Oxycontin Cartel

We live in an abattoir world, a realm of haves and have-nots filled with riches for some who get wealthy off the pain of others, even when they claim to be peddling relief

Yanis Varoufakis: Capitalist Nations Bailed Out Banks While Skimping on Vaccinating Humanity

More than 2.6 billion COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide, but many countries have yet to see a single shot amid mounting infections

Thomas Klikauer: Notes From the Precariat

Less than ten years ago, a new word entered the world of work. By now, it has risen to stratospheric popularity with 400,000 Google hits, articles, books, lecturers and educational videos: the precariat

Julie Hollar: Pushing Consumers to Amazon Is Baked In to NYT’s Business Model

It’s not an Amazon ad—it’s a message from the Times, encouraging readers to sign up for alerts telling them the best ways to spend their money on Amazon‘s biggest marketing day of the year

Alex Henderson: Here’s how Big Pharma ‘can create perverse incentives’ for drug approval

The process for approving and regulating drugs can be much different in other countries from what it is in the U.S.

Sharon Zhang: CEO Pay Has Risen to Unprecedented Levels During Pandemic

While the CEOs were reaping ever-larger pay packages from the pandemic, the workers who buttress their companies weren’t paid nearly as much

Brett Wilkins: Report Details Fossil Fuel Industry’s Deceptive ‘Net Zero’ Strategy

“Emissions are nothing more than a math equation in these plans; they can be added one place and subtracted from another place.”

Thomas Klikauer: The Good-Doing Elite

When it speaks, the good-doing elite speaks the deceptive language of making the world a better place, of changing the world, of improving people’s lives, etc.

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