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Obama Should Push to Give Workers a Stake

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January 20, 2015

Ford workers Ford Rawsonville Ypsilanti Michigan profit sharing
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President Obama should promote shared capitalism in his State of the Union Address. In his new column for Bloomberg View, CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Peter Orszag recommends that the president make a push for policies that encourage stock-ownership plans or profit-sharing schemes for corporate employees. Shared capitalism plans have been shown to reduce turnover, improve workers’ job satisfaction, and raise their compensation. They also raise productivity, which boosts companies' bottom lines. As concern about wage stagnation grows, shared capitalism plans are a good way to begin reversing its negative effects.

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