Michael Hiltzik Business Columnist
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  • LA Times

Michael Hiltzik is a business columnist at the LA Times. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author.

255 Articles
3 days ago
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Column: Greedy railroads are to blame for rail strike threat. Why should Congress help them?

The rail strike is looming because the railroads are refusing to give their workers paid sick days, even though they ...

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15 days ago
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Column: The right wing gets its knives out for California's new medical misinformation law

California has made it illegal for doctors to disseminate harmful medical misinformation and disinformation. The righ...

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16 days ago
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Column: 'Moderates' like Mitt Romney are threatening Social Security. Democrats don't have to let...

Despite being humbled at the polls, Mitt Romney and other Republicans are still advocating cuts in Social Security. C...

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17 days ago
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Column: Dear Elon, I can save Twitter for you. Here are my terms

Everybody knows what Twitter's problem is: It's Elon Musk. Here's a proposal to keep him away from the company and po...

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23 days ago
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Column: A cryptocurrency billionaire implodes, showing that the whole field is built on quicksand

Sam Bankman-Fried wanted to make cryptocurrency look legitimate. He only added to the evidence that it's not to be tr...

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29 days ago
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Column: That big Albertsons/Kroger merger will enrich millionaire insiders at your expense

Albertsons says a controversial $4-billion merger dividend is part of its growth strategy. How is taking on debt to f...

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29 days ago
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Column: Meta and Twitter show the drawbacks of giving self-satisfied billionaires too much power

With whims of iron, Zuckerberg and Musk are bringing their companies to the edge of the grave, and shareholders and u...

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about 1 month ago
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Republicans keep harping on inflation, but don't have any answers for it

For Republicans, the inflation issue is an election boon. But why don't they propose any ideas for doing something ab...

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about 1 month ago
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Column: Obscenely rich dialysis firms are spending millions to defeat Prop. 29's tighter regulations

DaVita and Fresenius earn billions of dollars a year, but say Proposition 29 would hurt them by requiring more health...

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about 2 months ago
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Column: Think food inflation is bad now? Wait till Kroger and Albertsons merge

Albertsons and Kroger say their merger would benefit consumers. The history of mergers, in the grocery business and e...

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about 2 months ago
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Column: The L.A. City Council mess shows how Democrats and Republicans react differently to scandal

Democratic resignations and calls for resignations pile up in L.A. But Republicans embrace their wrongdoers.

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about 2 months ago
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Column: How the GOP counts on Democrats' goodwill to conceal its own cruelty

Republicans get away with flying migrants in a political stunt and voting against disaster aid, only because they kno...

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