Category Archives: Hedge funds

How Experts Enable Corruption: The Role of Conflicted Lawyers at CalPERS and Other Public Pension Funds

As Trump is about to be sworn in, the press and pundits are agog about his and his fellow Cabinet members’ deep and extensive conflicts of interest, and how dangerous they is for democracy.1 But the hue and cry about conflicts of interest is late in coming. They’ve been tolerated more and more over time […]

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The Return of the Repressed Critique of Rentiers – Veblen in the 21st Century

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New York Pension Regulator Shellacks State for Overpaying for Hedge Fund Underperformance, Enabling Private Equity Fee Secrecy

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Enforcement of Puerto Rico’s Colonial Debt Pushes Out Young Workers

Yves here. This post corrects some of the misleading accounts of the history of the Puerto Rico’s debt crisis and describes how the neoliberal remedy is producing an Ireland-style exodus of the young. By José A. Laguarta Ramírez. Originally published at Triple Crisis At least 23 of the 49 people killed in the mass shooting […]

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