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This is a community stream for discussing ideas and thoughts about economic issues. Anyone can join (it's a non-profit, open community stream, which means it costs just 1 cent/mo or 10 cents/yr to subscribe), and every subscriber can start or respond to a thread (or just comment).
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Stock Buybacks are only good for executives

Oct 17, 2022
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Buybacks and stock splits are tools for corporate financial engineering. They waste the capital of profitable companies at the expense of long term shareholders. They also distort investment decisions to maximize income from incentive stock options. They should be regulated.
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Raising Interest Rates is a bad way to stop inflation

Oct 05, 2022
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For years, Congress has abdicated oversight of inflation, leaving it to the Federal Reserve to address it, usually by increasing interest rates, while the party not in power blames the president. With inflation at its highest level in decades, the Fed is using its favorite tool - raising interest rates. It's 2022, there are better, less painful ways to address inflation.
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Perspective on inflation

Jun 15, 2022
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Obviously, inflation is a huge topic these days, and a major campaign issue. We haven't seen inflation like this in about four decades, so a lot of people who weren't born or were too young to grasp its impact then are freaking out now. It's understandable, as all of a sudden, people can't buy as many things as they are used to. A lot of blame is being spread around like fertilizer, but not all of it is fair. And the "tools" used to fight inflation in the past may do more harm than good now. Photo by unsplash.com/@yassine_khalfalli