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Nelson Schwartz
I write about economics for The New York Times. Uncovering what I call the Velvet Rope Economy. Proud University of Chicago grad.
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Manhattan Bird Alert Nov 5
Extended footage of the rare BARRED OWL of Tupelo Meadow, seen close-up through the long lens of Gus Keri on Sunday.
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Nelson Schwartz Oct 24
I appreciate that!
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Sapna Maheshwari Oct 24
brilliant story comparing how workers at Amazon are paid today vs. Sears in its heyday & what that says about corporate America + income inequality by +
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Nelson Schwartz Oct 24
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Danny Hakim Oct 24
“It was like working in heaven." This story by & , contrasting the pay of Sears workers a half century ago and workers today, is a powerful primer on modern economic inequality.
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Nelson Schwartz Oct 24
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Karen Weise Oct 24
"Amazon shareholders have benefited more than workers, but Sears, in its heyday, tried to serve both." master class on the changing nature of employment and shareholder capitalism
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Steve Lohr Oct 24
A Sears saga of times gone by, when different corporate values prevailed. +
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Josh Elman Oct 24
👇is a big deal and not necessarily a good thing for the country and companies
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Thom Powers Oct 24
“Shareholders now come first and employees have been pushed to the back of the line.” ⁦⁩ ⁦
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Ben Casselman Oct 24
In Sears's heyday, even low-level workers prospered, thanks in part to a generous profit-sharing plan. At Amazon, today's big retail innovator, it's a much different story.
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Emily Flitter Oct 24
There are two stories on today's front page illustrating the American experience. One, by & , describes the disappearing access American workers have to shared corporate wealth; The other, by , is about a lonely death. Read both!
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Nick Wingfield Oct 24
An insightful NYT before-and-after look at employee benefits in the tradition of this earlier piece
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Nelson Schwartz Oct 24
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Julia Muggia Ochs Oct 24
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Nelson, what a sobering piece. This goes hand in hand with the increase of the gig economy. I fear benefits will shrink even further as entitlements continue to be challenged and sustainability questioned.
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Tiffany Hsu Oct 24
Sears is often called the Amazon of the Gilded Age. But it shared its success with employees in a far more generous and lasting way than Amazon does.
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Nelson Schwartz Oct 24
Today, workers lose benefits while shareholders grab the spoils of success.
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Mark Elliott Oct 24
Today we applaud when Amazon raises their minimum wage to $15/hour. Half a century ago, a Sears salesman could retire a millionaire. By and
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Connor Ennis Oct 24
“Much as Sears has declined in the intervening decades, so has the willingness of corporate America to share the rewards of success.” Great piece by & says so much about America today
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Nelson Schwartz Oct 23
Replying to @drogon_dracarys
That is a fair point. While Sears’ employees were nearly all non-union, heading off organizing attempts was a reason benefits were so generous.
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