Category Archives: Market inefficiencies

In This Oklahoma Town, Most Everyone Knows Someone Who’s Been Sued by the Hospital

By Mitchell Black and Noam N. Levey. Cross posted from KFF Health News. It took little more than an hour for Deborah Hackler to dispense with the tall stack of debt collection lawsuits that McAlester Regional Medical Center recently brought to small-claims court in this Oklahoma farm community. Hackler, a lawyer who sues patients on […]


The Scourge of Corporate Financialization: Income Inequity, Employment Instability, Productive Fragility

Stock buybacks, aka corporate financialization, as a mode of predatory value extraction