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Cutting in Line: The Social Costs of Dividends and Share Buybacks by [Heaton, J.B.]
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Millions of Americans hold on to an assumption that makes them unhappy: this is capitalism, and this is as good as it gets. Americans believe that capitalism works better than any other economic system, and for good reason. Capitalist economies have proven superior to competing systems in generating better businesses, better products, better jobs, and more wealth. But capitalist economies also have produced incredible economic inequality and a peculiar fragility that manifests in “business cycles,” periods of boom and bust taken for granted as the price of admission to a free market economy.

If you have a feeling that the system is malfunctioning, you are right. Here is the problem: shareholders have been cutting in line, taking money out of corporations in the form of dividends and share buybacks before the corporation has met its obligations to others. Like cutting in line in our daily lives, it isn’t fair. Unlike cutting in line in our daily lives, however, this behavior has severe consequences for our society.

In this book, lawyer and financial economist J.B. Heaton sets out the case against dividends and share buybacks and proposes reforms that would make capitalism stronger for everyone.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 668 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Publisher: J.B. Heaton Research LLC (20 February 2019)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07P4CX9VM
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