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Traitor to his class: Costco CEO pays employees well Jim Sinegal, the founder and recently-retired chief executive at Costco, the warehouse store chain, apparently has done very well for himself by doing well to his customers and his employees. Yet, apparently, not everyone is pleased. Consider the plight of Bill Dreher, an analyst at Deutsche Bank, who wrote that at Costco "it's better to be an employee or a customer than a shareholder."
Ah, yes. Pity the poor shareholder. Pity that struggling investment bank FORCED to buy Costco stock, whose officers can only DREAM of how much MORE profit would accrue if the renegade CEO would simply wise up to the fact that money paid to his team is money denied the owners of the business, the stockholders.
Before this morning I had never heard of Mr. Sinegal or about the way he operates his business. But when this wonderful infophoto appeared in my Google+ stream, I had to investigate. Here are three links to articles about Costco and its reception on Wall Street:
BREAKING NEWS: Sri Lankan President Bans Sale of Roundup on the Heels of Recent Chronic Kidney Disease Study. Sri Lanka has become the first country to ban the sale of Monsanto’s Roundup glyphosate herbicide after the Sri Lankan study found that the herbicide is responsible for the increasing number of chronic kidney disease patients.
This updates the news that was reported last September 2013 when the Sri Lanka Agriculture Ministry banned the import, distribution and sale of Carbaryl, Chlorophyriphos, Carbofuran, Propanil and Glyphosate. Agriculture Ministry Secretary W. Sakalasuriya had said pesticide retailers were permitted to sell the pesticides only through specially trained Agricultural Sales and Technical Assistants and a mechanism was introduced to dispose or recycle empty pesticide bottles in collaboration with the Environment Ministry.
The 2014 directive by President Mahinda Rajapaksa completely bans Roundup from sale in the marketplace.
(Note: Bhutan is the first country to declare its intent to be all-organic, meaning that they will pursue agriculture without synthetic pesticides - including glyphosate - or synthetic fertilizers country-wide, but Bhutan has not set a firm deadline for this pursuit. Also, El Salvador introduced legislation to ban glyphosate along with many other pesticides, but the law has not been enacted. So Sri Lanka is the first to officially ban glyphosate. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/feb/11/bhutan-first-wholly-organic-country )