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The Private Equity Industry in the New Interest Rate Environment

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 25/02/2022 - 8:23pm in

Private equity has been a big winner thanks to a long-term trend of falling interest rates. What happens in a less favorable environment?

“Bankruptcy For Moderna, Definitely Pfizer”

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 25/02/2022 - 2:13am in

Pfizer and Moderna stocks have tanked over liabilty worries. The case made by vocal critic Edward Dowd.

Financialization at Heart of Economic Malaise

Sadly, finacialization is still very much with us, even though policy-makers know better by now.

Shareholder Activism: Icahn Targets McDonald’s Pig Pens

Carl Icahn seeks to force McDonald's 2012 pledge to cease to use gestation crate to confine pregnant pigs within a decade.

Banning the Promotion of Soft Drinks Could be More Effective Than a Sugar Tax

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 21/02/2022 - 10:54pm in

Banning sales promotions of sugary drinks could lead people to cut back on their consumption.

“Just Scandalous”: CDC Withholding Most of the Covid Data It Gathers. What Is It Trying to Hide?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 21/02/2022 - 9:05pm in

We predicted the new CDC head, Rochelle Walensky, would do badly. A New York Times story shows how she's underperforming our low expectations

Trudeau Invokes Emergencies Act: Power Without Responsibility?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 21/02/2022 - 5:21pm in

After weeks of inaction against truckers, Trudeau invoked the After weeks of looking impotent, Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Ac to end the truckers' protests. Was this a winning move?

EU Chief Defends Vaccine Patents as ‘Precious’ as South Africa Demands Waiver

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 20/02/2022 - 10:54pm in

Failure to grant patent waivers under the WTO's TRIPS Agreement has stalled ramping up of production in Africa and other developing countries of coronavirus vaccines.

California Bill Would Allow Citizens to Enforce Assault Weapon Ban

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 19/02/2022 - 9:11pm in

Turnabout is fair play: A proposed California assualt weapon bill uses the private enforcement scheme of a notorious Texas anti-abortion law

How Corporations Use Public School Workforce ‘Pipelines’ to Harvest Students’ Data and Train Narrowly Skilled, Exploitable Staff

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 19/02/2022 - 1:55am in

A new corporate scheme: hijack vocational programs to meet narrow, immediate needs, leaving students with short shelf-life skills.

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