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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    1) one time bonuses for employees
    2) cut prices and see if sales increase and even more profits are made
    3) give out raises
    4) provide more benefits to employees
    5) provide an actual and HONEST cost of living increase to employees
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    I don't see the problem. They have money that they don't want to spend for whatever reason. It's their money and nobody else's business. But hey, it's the internet, so everything is fair game.

    The question could be turned around: what incentive is the OP giving them to spend, and in what way would they benefit?

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    I'm sure everyone has ideas on what people or companies should do with their money, but does anyone have the right to tell people or businesses what to do with their money? Do you? Does the government?
    Yep, see PPACA and the federal, state and local minimum wage laws. The new trend is not to take money, via taxation, and to then supply public benefits but to mandate that employers do so as directed by the government.
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen.Seven View Post
    I don't see the problem. They have money that they don't want to spend for whatever reason. It's their money and nobody else's business. But hey, it's the internet, so everything is fair game.

    The question could be turned around: what incentive is the OP giving them to spend, and in what way would they benefit?
    I agree with you.

    I think the counter argument is that thing Bush called "compassionate conservatism", or what some call "responsible capitalism".

    That is, considering the vast disparity in wealth distribution in this country, would those holding the money be acting in a responsible and humane way if they raised wages a bit? Increased benefits a bit?

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Companies have $1.4 trillion in cash. Will they spend it? - Mar. 20, 2015



    I have a few thoughts on what they could do with it.
    yeah, like maybe give workers some job security and slightly higher wages.

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    I agree with you.

    I think the counter argument is that thing Bush called "compassionate conservatism", or what some call "responsible capitalism".

    That is, considering the vast disparity in wealth distribution in this country, would those holding the money be acting in a responsible and humane way if they raised wages a bit? Increased benefits a bit?
    This question doesn't matter...if those holding the money decide not to care about acting in a "responsible and humane way". Heck, they may not believe doing those things you suggest ARE responsible and humane.
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    This question doesn't matter...if those holding the money decide not to care about acting in a "responsible and humane way". Heck, they may not believe doing those things you suggest ARE responsible and humane.
    Exactly! My question doesn't matter, and your answer doesn't either.

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    I'm sure everyone has ideas on what people or companies should do with their money, but does anyone have the right to tell people or businesses what to do with their money? Do you? Does the government?
    Some people have the... Well not right... But the power to tell the business what to do with their money.

    They are the investors.

    Hoarding cash during the recession? Fine. Hoarding cash when the recession is over? The companies better give the investors a good reason is all I can say.

    If I were the investors I'd start questioning soon.
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    I agree with you.

    I think the counter argument is that thing Bush called "compassionate conservatism", or what some call "responsible capitalism".

    That is, considering the vast disparity in wealth distribution in this country, would those holding the money be acting in a responsible and humane way if they raised wages a bit? Increased benefits a bit?
    Why would they? What's their incentive?

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Some people have the... Well not right... But the power to tell the business what to do with their money.

    They are the investors.

    Hoarding cash during the recession? Fine. Hoarding cash when the recession is over? The companies better give the investors a good reason is all I can say.

    If I were the investors I'd start questioning soon.
    I agree. The investors have a stake in the business. The bulk of our country's citizens don't.
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