Report No. 58: Pain and Profit After Maria

22 May 2018
Pain and Profit After Maria Companies Taking Puerto Rico by $torm Five months after Hurricane Maria, and amid a continuing austerity crisis, conditions in Puerto Rico remain dire. More than 1,000 people died from the hurricane, although the official estimate is only 64. The government of Puerto Rico estimates that another 200,000 people (about 5 percent of the population) could leave the island by the end of 2018, adding to the massive wave of out-migration over the past decade.[1] A quarter of the population stills lacks electricity.[2] Relief efforts have been marked by corruption.... Read More
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REPORT NO. 54 Hurricane Harvard and the Damage Done to Puerto Rico: How the University’s Endowment Investment Harms the Island

23 Jan 2018
Introduction Four months after Hurricane Maria, nearly half of Puerto Rico is still without electricity. The poverty rate is 46 percent, and even more – 58 percent – for children.[1] Over 80% of Puerto Rico’s agricultural crop value – around $780 million – was destroyed by the hurricane.[2] Its healthcare system, already facing austerity cuts, is in a state of crisis.[3] Damage could top $30 billion for an island that hasn’t seen economic growth for a decade.[4] All this comes on top of incessant demands for more cuts to education, pensions, and other social goods.... Read More
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REPORT NO. 52 BILLIONAIRES WOULD DOMINATE ANY NEW YORK CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

2 Nov 2017
BILLIONAIRES WOULD DOMINATE ANY NEW YORK CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION If there’s one important thing tying together the biggest issues in government, politics and the economy, it’s the rise of a new class of billionaires that are destroying the economy, corrupting our government, exploding inequality and rigging the system for their own benefit.... Read More

Letter to University Endowments Regarding Baupost Group Puerto Rico Debt

23 Oct 2017
This letter was sent to 18 University Endowments from a coalition of progressive groups. October 16, 2017 Ana Mauri Cauce President University of Washington 301 Gerberding Hall
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Seattle, WA 98195 Dear President Ana Mauri Cauce, Baupost Group, a hedge fund that the University of Washington endowment appears to invest with, was recently revealed to be one of the largest holders of Puerto Rican debt bonds.... Read More
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Robin Hood Puerto Rico Vultures

20 Oct 2017
PUERTO RICO VULTURE: SETH KLARMAN Baupost Group, CEO   Holds $911 million in PR COFINA bonds Biggest bondholder in austerity lawsuit Hid vulture holdings in secret shell companies OFFICE:  10 SAINT JAMES AVE BOSTON HOME:  329 HEATH STREET CHESTNUT HILL MA $1.5 billion personal fortune Drove mass austerity in Greece, pay cuts in NYC Big investor in dirty fossil fuels & fracking Rigs political system to privatize schools & cut his own taxes PUERTO RICO VULTURE: PAUL TUDOR JONES Tudor Investment Corp.... Read More
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#HedgePapers No. 28 – Hedge Funds and Fossil Fuels

10 Mar 2016
Fossil fuel companies are at the root of the climate crisis. Indeed, according to a recent study in the journal Climatic Change, the climate crisis of the 21st century “has been caused largely by just 90 companies, which between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated since the dawning of the industrial age.”[1] The vast majority of those 90 companies are in the business of producing oil, gas or coal.... Read More
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#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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Partner Paper No. 3: Wall Street Money & Massachusetts Schools

17 Dec 2015
Hedge Clippers is happy to partner with Massachusetts Jobs With Justice to bring you a new expose on how huge amounts of out-of-state hedge fund cash is now pouring into Massachusetts to fund lobbyists and politicians with the aim of privatizing education in the Bay State. Read Wall Street Money & Massachusetts Schools Since 2014, hedge fund managers have spent millions to try to eliminate New York’s cap on charter schools, with much of that money funneled through Families for Excellent Schools.... Read More
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#Hedgepaper No. 23 – HEDGE FUNDS AND THE GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

27 Oct 2015
Your Boulder Debate Scorecard Billionaire hedge fund managers stand astride the worlds of Wall Street and Washington like giants, using millions in campaign cash and lobbying retainers to expand their wealth.... Read More
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