Capitalisn’t: Are stock buybacks evil?

Aug 16, 2019

Are stock buybacks evil? A lot of politicians seem to think so. Senators Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer wrote an op-ed in the New York Times this year calling for a limit on corporate buybacks. On this episode of the Capitalisn’t podcast, hosts Kate Waldock and Luigi Zingales break down what stock buybacks really are, how long they’ve been around, and whether we should ban them.