Bart Naylor

Public Citizen

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Financial policy advocate for Public Citizen, a progressive policy organization; former Chief of Investigations for the US Senate Banking Committee

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With a sense of urgency,  President Obama has announced a host of new financial regulations .  His stated goals are to protect retirement accounts, make big corporations pay their…

The President's Latest Message: 'There's No Time to Lose'

With a sense of urgency, President Obama has announced a host of new financial regulations .  His stated goals are to protect retirement accounts, make big corporations pay their…

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Since March some 387 Boeing 737 Max jets have been grounded by regulators and airlines with no end in sight. Boeing profits have tanked. Last month the company recorded its biggest ever quarterly loss and deliveries are at their lowest since 2012. Boeing says it expects the plane to return to service by the end of this year, as it continues to focus on the plane’s software system, thought to be the cause of both plane crashes. Boeing’s crisis highlights a problem beyond flight safety. The aircraft manufacturer chose to prioritize big spending on CEO compensation and stock buybacks rather than reinvest profits on its employees, infrastructure and R and D. Last year alone, Boeing’s chief executive Dennis Muilenburg took home $30 in compensation and gains from options. Buybacks over investment; the financial strategy that’s great for shareholders but may well have cost Boeing the public’s trust.

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