Companies’ travel ban condemnation is a sign of things to come

Companies’ travel ban condemnation is a sign of things to come

By Martin Whittaker

The Executive Order signed last Friday evening by President Trump suspending or barring immigrants and refugees from seven countries from entering the United States has not only sparked protests and outcry around the country; it has provoked widespread condemnation from the business community that reflects their customers’ – and employees’ – outrage.

 

How Just Are The Companies Led By Trump's Cabinet Picks?

How Just Are The Companies Led By Trump's Cabinet Picks?

By Martin Whittaker

President-elect Donald Trump is building one of the most business-centric Cabinets in a generation. These are the people who will be charged with addressing the social, economic, civil and environmental challenges of greatest importance to the American people. It’s fair to ask, therefore, how the companies directly associated with the incoming roster of Cabinet secretaries, strategists and advisors actually perform on these issues.

Economic Realities in America: By The Numbers

Economic Realities in America: By The Numbers

In the Diane Sawyer report, "My Reality: A Hidden America," for a special edition of ABC News “20/20,” ABC News chronicles a reality of millions of Americans working harder than ever but struggling to stay in the middle class, or striving to get in. For so many, the American Dream’s opportunities seem to have dwindled. The numbers that follow are part of a larger conversation about today’s middle class and hard-working poor.

Does the US Auto Industry Pay Its 'Fair Share' of Taxes?

Does the US Auto Industry Pay Its 'Fair Share' of Taxes?

By Martin Whittaker

Co-authored with Rob Du Boff and Rob Brown

Amid the high profile government bailouts of the late 2000’s, the foundering economy of Detroit, and an increase in manufacturing jobs shifting to Mexico, the public’s view of the automotive industry went from that of a large contributor to the U.S. economy - “As goes General Motors, so goes the nation.” – to one of its biggest takers. But with government backstops now fully repaid and U.S. auto sales on the rise, has the industry fully shed this bad reputation? Are recent calls for the industry to step up, pay its "fair share" of taxes and bring more jobs back to the U.S. justified?

Exelon Ranks First among Utilities on Inaugural “JUST 100” List Published by Forbes and JUST Capital

Exelon Ranks First among Utilities on Inaugural “JUST 100” List Published by Forbes and JUST Capital

Exelon announced today it has been named America’s “Most Just” company in the utilities industry, according to JUST Capital and Forbes magazine’s inaugural “JUST 100” List. The list ranks companies in the U.S. based on criteria cited as most important in a survey of 50,000 Americans over an 18-month period on attitudes toward corporate behavior.