Burger King’s Subjects Royally Pissed Off

Burger King Canada

*+-RJ Eskow: The actual rate paid by American corporations, once they’re done applying all the loopholes their lobbyists in Washington have designed, their actual rate is at the low end of the global tax spectrum – and this at a time when many corporations are achieving record-breaking profits.

Obamacare’s “Secret Trick” Could Cure CEO Pay Excesses

CEO Pay Excesses

*+-RJ Eskow: Expanding the ACA’s executive-pay provision to all companies, and improving its design even more, would begin the process of removing incentives for senior executives to put their companies at risk and disregard the needs of employees and customers.

Stock Market Reaches Milestone, But Who Cares?

Stock Market Reaches Milestone

*+-RJ Eskow: We need to start thinking about our nation’s “economies,” of which there are at least two. There is the one that is inhabited by corporations, the wealthy, and the investor class. Call that one the “elite economy.” Then there’s the other economy, the one where most of us live.

As Congress Adjourns, GOP Declares “Omission Accomplished”

GOP Congress Adjourns

*+-Richard Eskow: Our long national nightmare is over – for the moment. Congress has adjourned for summer recess after a session that can safely be described as “historic,” both for its historic lack of accomplishment and the historically low regard in which it is now held by the public.

Don’t Panic! We Can Expand Social Security and Medicare

expand social security

*+-Richard Eskow: No matter what new data emerges about Social Security and Medicare, the well-funded opponents of those two worthy programs will always insist that we’re on the brink of catastrophe – unless something is done right now to slash their benefits.

Snakes and Ladders at Netroots Nation

Netroots Nation 14

*+-RJ Eskow: When it comes to influencing the presidential campaign, this year’s Netroots Nation was a missed opportunity. Ready for Warren had an extraordinary impact on the convention, however, and there will be other opportunities.