p Tom Arban here on the best to the
restive economic and labor news you need to know
this rich love to demonize the poor but it
turns out that the wealthy are the ones who need a little shaming Paul Buchheit over at AlterNet compiled
various reports studies and analyses and found clear evidence at the poor are more way more ethical
than the 1 percent in fact after review reviewing all the
data all found clear correlations between
wealth and unethical behavior 18 well and a
lack of empathy between wealth and bean
unproductive in other words the rich work less care
less and cheap more often into working poor for example analysis
at seven psychological studies found the so-called upper class individuals were what were
more likely to lie in ago she Asian break traffic laws big value goods from
others and even cheat to increase their chances
of winning a prize numerous studies also found that those
in a higher social class or more narcissistic been poor
individuals to appoint a even looking into the mirror more often in addition the wealthy
didn’t fare well in studies about understanding the needs and feelings of
others by contributing to charitable organizations or even about taking on the risk seven
on here for decades we’ve heard right-wing meems about welfare queens
and takers but it looks like all that was just a diversion to give us
in figuring out that the rich are the real scoundrels 1 percent has
tried to convince as its our fault we can’t get ahead and it was
hard work but them at the top now we know that it was actually
complete lack a ethics that made many of them their fortunes depressed person sharing the prosperity
we need to disprove the cliche that nice guys finish last let’s take our economy back from the
cheaters at the crux City a portland oregon is breaking up
with wal-mart portland is divesting $36 million
dollars a bondsman low-wage retailer and moving their money into socially
responsible investments in fact they’ve already moved nine million dollars away
from Walmart and they will rue move the remaining twenty seven million
into other investments by 2016 at city has even set up a special
committee make sure that all of its future investment are socially responsible a movie their
money away from companies with low wages and abusive labor practices and
certainly the moral thing to do it may also be the best economic
decision the first quarter of 2014 all martz net income fell by 5 percent
stock shares dropped by 2 percent retail giant blame their losses on bad
weather but this is the third time in little more than a year the walmart has failed to meet Wall
Street expectations it appears that unethical labor
practices are finally catching up with wal-mart leaving fewer people willing to shop at
or invest in that corporation Orland may be the first
city to divest funds from Walmart but it’s doubtful that they will be the last last week news broke up yet another
massive media merger this time it’s a 48 billion dollar deal
between AT&T in satellite TV operator DirecTV
just like to propose Comcast Time Warner merger incentive innovating and investing its
companies are simply buying up the competition greg Garrett CEO and president of
repressed at that explain that but the amount of money and debt AT&T
and Comcast are collectively shelling out for the respective mega deals they could deploy superfast
gigabit fiber broadband service every single home in america yet because the internet has not yet been
declared part of our Commons is corporations think the becoming a
monopoly is more important than serving their customs there was a time when companies were
blocked destroying all their competition and when are access to basic communication service is
guaranteed by our federal government history shows it is possible to break
his been %ah police up declare the internet as part of our
Commons ensure that every American has access to basic service you do that all again but we have to
start by saying no massive corporations that would rather
be bigger the better donnell CEO Don Thompson thinks that his
company offers real careers and competitive wages as
week hundreds of protesters gathered outside the company’s annual meeting in Chicago protesters
call to the company to raise their page fifteen dollars an hour and 139 people
were arrested saying they deserve a living wage rather
than trying to appease the protesters are offer better wages mister thompson made nine and a half million dollars
last year said I think mcdonald’s provides more
opportunity than any other company talk about adding insult to injury
mister thompson makes almost six hundred times the pavers average worker so
perhaps he should share a little that opportunity with his employees workers in activism the protest chanted
a oh oh oh seven forty has got to go
perhaps it’s time for Don Thompson to go to at time for mcconnell’s to replace him
with someone who understands what life is like for people living on that wage and finally when the owner
the atomic grill in West Virginia write a review saying that his female staff
should show more skin he didn’t get mad he got creative as a father a husband
and a brother five sisters the restaurant owners I restaurant’s owner Dale mccauley
decided to change his menu in service dress code at the pushing for shorter skirts mister
mccauley offered new potato skins special donated
the proceeds to the West Virginia Foundation for rape information services better response received outstanding
support from the community how to grill got the nation’s people as
far away as Australia mister mccauley as said week couldn’t
have asked for such a great response and it sounds like staff at the atomic
real couldn’t have asked for a better boss that’s the way it is for the week of May
26th 2014 I’m Thom Hartmann on the economic and
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