Another example of businesses constraining the market place to the detriment of employees.
Workers bound by noncompetes cannot rely on outside offers and free-market competition to fairly value their talents.
Smart leaders treat departing employees as alums, rather than sour exes in a divorce.
Companies with little turnover risk becoming stagnant and myopic. In fact, relying on noncompetes rather than active recruitment and retention creates a market for lemons — a business will end up with employees who stay despite their unhappiness.
Companies Compete but Won’t Let Their Workers Do the Same https://nyti.ms/2pK1zGU
Ryan and his cronies are nothing but corrupt puppets of big business.
House Speaker Paul Ryan presented his economic agenda last week, but it does not deal with the country’s problems with jobs, wages, investment, trade, inequality or other pressing economic issues. Rather, its 57 pages boil down to one idea: Roll back hundreds of federal regulations that protect consumers, investors, employees, borrowers, students and the environment.
The list goes on, with rollbacks to let banks, for-profit colleges, federal contractors, cable companies and other businesses that have hurt and exploited Americans in the past resume their discredited ways.
The Ryan plan is not, in other words, an economic agenda. It is a corporate wish list and a catalog of House Republicans’ fantasies.
Mr. Ryan’s Plan to Revert, Regress and Deregulate http://nyti.ms/1ZYOKkU
This article shows the depth of the dysfunction in our electoral process. It points to the outsized power business interest lobbyists have in Congress.
After the 2010 elections, the Chamber and other business interests funneled millions of dollars into Republican redistricting efforts around the country, helping draw overwhelmingly safe Republican districts whose occupants — many among the most conservative House members — are now far less vulnerable to challenges from more moderate Republicans.
The staff here finds a perverse sort of enjoyment in the idea that an entrenched, but fundamentally broken system can be upset by a small band of elected misfits. There is certainly something good about politicians not bowing to their corporate overlords. It’s the context of holding the entire governmental process and the country itself hostage in the process that rankles the staff. We would prefer to see fundamental change that makes the government more fairly representative of its constituents, not its special interests.
Moreover, business leaders and trade groups said, the tools that have served them in the past — campaign contributions, large memberships across the country, a multibillion-dollar lobbying apparatus — do not seem to be working.