News in Context: What are Stock Buybacks?

Alex Ashton
6 min readFeb 21

And how do they affect society, both positively and negatively?

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Sometimes when there is a corporate scandal, the media, and corporate watchdogs note that the corporation recently engaged in a stock buyback. The implication is that the corporation chose greed over another factor that may have prevented the scandal, such as shoring up internal finances, investments in safety, labor, product…

Alex Ashton

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