6/15/12 SHOW: WEGMANS AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY; THE CASE FOR AND AGAINST DEFINED BENEFIT PENSIONS
On this week’s show the Ivory Tower panelists examine Wegmans’ wrenching decision to close the Pond Street store. How should such an esteemed company balance profits and the needs of a poor community? Should Wegmans be concerned that its decision might contribute to a “food desert?” Should the city involve itself in finding a successor? Then the panelists debate whether society can afford to continue defined benefit pensions for public workers in an era of tiny interest rates and unpredictable returns on pension investments. Join in the conversation by posting a comment on the blog.