The next time you go shopping in the big orange hardware store, take a moment to consider what these employees have to say about what life is really like working for Home Depot.
In honor of Home Depot billionaire Ken Langone’s new book “I Love Capitalism!”, we are publishing true stories from Home Depot employees. Most of the hundreds of employees who have written in have a far darker perspective on the truth behind the store that made Ken Langone rich.
As a supplement to Home Depot billionaire Ken Langone’s new book “I Love Capitalism!”, we are publishing emails from Home Depot employees discussing what it is like to work in the company that made Ken Langone rich. They seem less than thrilled.
Ken Langone, the multibillionaire founder* of Home Depot, is back in the news for writing a book gracefully titled I Love Capitalism. Even Peggy Noonan likes it! But it would be interesting to know how well Home Depot’s hundreds of thousands of employees feel Langone’s brand of capitalism is serving their needs.
Because we’ve been talking so much lately about Sinclair Broadcast Group meddling in the news programming of stations that it owns, it’s important to point out that Sinclair isn’t alone. Other corporations do this, too, to some extent.
For corporations, political lobbying comes with a lot of pesky regulations. For politicians, charitable foundations are an easy way to look good and wield power. A perfect recipe for subverting open democracy!
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, a billionaire, just received an unprecedented incentive-laden pay package that could earn him tens of billions of dollars. But his employees also get something: Exhortations to work faster!
The CEOs of America’s biggest companies saw their median pay rise to $11.6 million last year, an all-time high. Of course, stock values are hitting all-time highs as well. These huge pay packages are a reward. So what about the rest of us?
Capitalism: it naturally devolves towards ruthless monopolistic unaccountable forms. Ugh! But short of Smashing The System, there is at least one good corporate model—the co-op. Now for some terrible news on that front.
Starting this year, America’s public companies are required to tell you how much the CEO earns as compared to the median worker. The distress surrounding this disclosure of basic facts is odd. After all, we’re all valuable team members in this company, right?
The International Association of Machinists has an ongoing union organizing campaign for cargo and ramp workers at Delta Airlines. In response, Delta, which made five and a half billion dollars in profit last year, has produced some of the most cartoonish, misleading anti-union propaganda you may ever be lucky enough…
Just in case you didn’t know, I have the duty of telling you that today, March 8, is a bona fide holiday: International Women’s Day.
Nice Oscar awards last night. Lots of talk about equality and women’s empowerment. The biggest and most prominent advertiser supporting the ceremony: Walmart. Hmm.
The slow collapse of traditional retailing is attributable to Amazon more than any other single company. We’re sad to report, then, that a new study finds that a new Amazon warehouse won’t create any jobs in your decrepit town, at all.
Amazon is a company worth $678 billion whose CEO is the richest man in the history of the world. Oddly, it is also the perpetrator of one of the biggest welfare scams America has ever seen. It’s even worse than you think!
Since the passage of the GOP’s wildly unpopular and regressive tax bill, American companies have been coming out of the woodwork to announce they are using their tax windfalls to invest in their employees. Even nominally “liberal” companies like Apple and Starbucks have credited Congressional Republicans and the Trump…
Thermo Fisher Scientific is an $86 billion biotech company whose CEO is attempting to pull off his greatest feat yet: convincing his employees that their $500 bonuses are a result of the brilliant economic policies of Donald Trump.
Kneel, once-great American cities! Debase yourselves before your god, The Amazon Corporation! Lo—Jeff Bezos is your lord, and your city’s mayor is his humble servant!
The CEO of the world’s largest money manager has decided—to much fanfare—to tell corporate America that they must “serve a social purpose” and make a “positive contribution to society.” The spectacular delusion and hypocrisy that enable such a statement to be made is something worth examining for its sheer shock…