FDL Book Salon Welcomes Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt, Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street

By: Sunday September 14, 2014 1:59 pm

Welcome Eileen Appelbaum (CEPR), Rosemary Batt (Cornell University) and Host David Dayen (David’s webpage) (Twitter) Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street A couple weeks ago, Burger King announced a merger with the Canadian coffee-and-donuts chain Tim Hortons. Well, not actually Burger King, but 3G Capital, the private equity firm that owns [...]

 

Sunday Late Night: Why Aren’t We Hearing More About Gun Divestment?

By: Sunday April 14, 2013 8:01 pm

If gun death can be made a hideous way to make a buck in America, maybe gun makers will be hurt. But first we need to hear more about it.

Postal Service “Crisis” Comes Entirely From Unorthodox Pre-Funding Mandate

By: Wednesday September 28, 2011 7:00 am

We’re being threatened with the imminent demise of the US Postal Service, and the potential loss of 120,000 good-paying jobs. But most of the near-term funding “crisis” for the USPS comes from an unusual pre-funding mandate for retiree benefits.

Florida’s Wake-Up Alarm Set for Tomorrow?

By: Monday March 7, 2011 6:30 pm

On the heels of massive public demonstrations in Wisconsin and Ohio after Republican governors over-played their hands in seeking to destroy collective bargaining for public employees and make punitive cuts to education, Florida may be next in line. Tuesday, March 8 has been designated the day to “Awake The State“, with over thirty demonstrations planned across the state, spanning from Key West to Pensacola. There will even be multiple demonstrations in Tallahassee and Miami.

The Future Is Here and Now

By: Thursday December 23, 2010 5:40 pm

We are left with no jobs, no pensions, Social Security being cut/defaulted. But hey! We bailed out the banks!

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