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Race to the Bottom

Amazon Is Cruel and We Are to Blame

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Gregoris Kalai

We are currently living in what Seth Godin calls a "race to the bottom:" a phase where companies are seeking to squeeze every penny out of every market.

Why Going Private Won't Save Dell

George Bradt | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
George Bradt

The trouble with racing to the bottom is that there's nowhere to go once you get there. But such a quandary won't slow the fall for Dell, which just w...

Back to Basics on the Question of Labor

David Coates | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
David Coates

How a society organizes and rewards work is a central and core element in its overall character. We mustn't think about labor just once a year. We need to think about it, and its needs, all the time.

Behind the Republican Rhetoric: The Misleading Appeal of Free-Market Capitalism

David Coates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Coates

At this moment, the U.S. economy is probably most properly described as a classic example of "crony capitalism." And if we are going anywhere new as an economy, we are in danger of heading to something even worse -- "vulture capitalism."

Bangladesh's Garment Workers Brave Deadly Fires To Make Luxury American Clothing

Posted 05.02.2012 | World

By Maher Sattar, GlobalPost ASHULIA, Bangladesh — On Dhaka’s northwestern edge, the suburb of Ashulia is a favorite getaway for those s...

U.S. Multinationals Hiring At Much Faster Rate Overseas: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

U.S. multinationals are hiring. They're just doing a lot of it overseas these days. Multinational firms based in the United States expanded their w...

Trade Policy: Countering the Walmart Effect

David Coates | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
David Coates

Our current trade imbalance with China will not be fixed by currency manipulation alone, because American economic vulnerability is not rooted simply in the relative strength of the dollar.