Harold Meyerson

12/18/2014 - 4:14am

    Hail the lowly bar code. By enabling retailers to track sales and inventory, it allows them to order goods from warehouses and manufacturers only when needed, reducing overhead and costs. Just-in-time production is a signal achievement of our digitized age.

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10/30/2014 - 1:59pm

    Big Blue's got the blues. On Monday, IBM's stock tumbled by 7 percent after it unveiled a dismal quarterly earnings report that showed a 4 percent drop in revenue - the 10th consecutive quarter of flat or declining sales. Revealing these mournful...

10/23/2014 - 2:28pm

    I am a fan, as a number of my columns attest, of Germany's worker empowerment. By requiring corporations to divide their boards evenly between worker and management representatives and mandating that employers meet regularly with their employees to...

10/16/2014 - 3:57pm

    The extinction of the American raise - dead as a dodo, by every empirical measure - has become a truth universally acknowledged. Even Republican House Speaker John Boehner, not a fellow often glimpsed on the barricades with protesting workers, pronounced...

10/09/2014 - 3:00pm

    One of the public policy paradoxes of the past quarter-century is why the center-left governments of advanced economies have supported trade policies that undermine the very environmental and labor protections they fight for at home. Foremost among these...

10/02/2014 - 4:11pm

    If you live in an advanced economy - in Western Europe, Japan or the United States - odds are you're in a funk. Unless you live in Germany.

    This month, the Pew Research Center released the...

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