Lack of labor reporting hurts the economy and society

Chris Roush

Chris Roush is the dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He was previously Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor in business journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a former business journalist for Bloomberg News, Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Tampa Tribune and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He is the author of the leading business reporting textbook "Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication" and "Thinking Things Over," a biography of former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster.

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  1. Alfredo Santana says:

    This is a good subject, with many agency possibilities. Dell computers has replaced vertical integration, or the search, bargaining and holdup costs of manufactured products among suppliers and market outlets with virtual integration, and I do not recall reading a news article covering the labor, salary and benefits impact this disruptive way of assemblage carries for the involved stockholders. I.E., profit maximizing among manufacturers of entertainment merchandise, toys and others are usually related to the formula of MR-MC in upstream raw materials demand and downstream sales, and no one explains this process in companies like Disney, which now sales dolls and other characters starring in Pixar movies in retail stores such as Ralphs and Food-4-Less, or the labor force involved in production of these items.

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