UPDATE #HedgePapers No. 26 – Puerto Rico: Pain and Profit

21 Mar 2017
UPDATE: After years of crisis and austerity that have resulted in a poverty rate of 45 percent, it’s hard to imagine that conditions could get much worse for the people of Puerto Rico. But if the island’s bondholders have their way, that’s exactly what’s going to happen. Puerto Rico is facing a new round of draconian budget cuts that promise to intensify the hardships that the population is already facing.... Read More

#HedgePapers No. 35 – Billionaire John Paulson – The Epi-Pen Profiteer

30 Aug 2016
Right now, price gouging for the EpiPen is putting a lifesaving medication out of reach for thousands of American families, while at the same time helping a manipulative hedge fund billionaire get even richer. Families shouldn’t have to choose between lifesaving drugs and putting food on the table – it’s unfair, and it’s morally wrong.... Read More

#HedgePapers No. 25 – Endangered Endowments: How Hedge Funds Are Bankrupting Higher Education

7 Feb 2016
The Harmful Role of Hedge Funds in University Endowments University endowments play an important role in the lives of students, faculty and other campus workers. Endowments are funded by donations, and universities use the investment returns to pay for improvements to buildings and facilities, provide scholarships, fund teaching and learning, and provide other services and economic support to the surrounding community.... Read More
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#HedgePapers No. 17 – Hedge Fund Vultures In Puerto Rico

10 Jul 2015
HEDGE FUND Vultures IN PUERTO RICO They want huge profits – and they will push austerity to secure them Hedge funds and billionaire hedge fund managers have swooped into Puerto Rico during a fast-moving economic crisis to prey on the vulnerable island. Several groups of hedge funds and billionaire hedge fund managers have bought up large chunks of Puerto Rican debt at discounts, pushed the island to borrow more, and are driving towards devastating austerity measures.... Read More
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#HedgePapers No. 10 – The Double Standard of Success Academy

20 Apr 2015
Hedge Fund Hypocrisy: The Double Standard of Success Academy Success Academy – the charter-school chain and political launching pad for anticipated mayoral candidate Eva Moskowitz — is a favored charity for many hedge fund managers.           But beneath their rhetoric about fighting poverty and supporting academic achievement is a real double standard.... Read More
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