#HedgePapers No. 32: Chain of Exploitation: How CarHop Targets Poor Minnesotans To Make A San Francisco Fund Manager Rich

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More and more low-income and working class Minnesotans are getting ripped off by CarHop, the high-cost/high-hassle predatory car sales & loan chain operating in low-income and working-class communities across our state. This predatory auto loan financing corporation is an example of the many industries now being driven by private equity and hedge fund barons who work with CEOs experienced in ripping off low-income and working class consumers, skating across the edges of the law, making exorbitant profits and living in luxury, far from the struggles of their customers.... pdf button

#HEDGEPAPERS NO. 22 – Hedge Funds Attack American Health Care

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Billionaire Profiteers & Big Pharma A new analysis shows rampant speculation by hedge fund and private equity in the branded drugs that are rising fastest in price It’s not just one highly unethical man: dozens of high-flying financial speculators at hedge funds and private equity firms are driving up the price of pharmaceuticals across the country.... pdf button

#HedgePapers No. 20 – New York City’s Public Pension Vultures In Puerto Rico

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Hedge Funds Preying on Puerto Rico Manage Over $550 Million in NYCERS Funds Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million residents face frightening austerity measures in an economic crisis that is unfolding rapidly. Hedge funds have been buying up a large portion of the island’s debt, sometimes for pennies on the dollar. These hedge funds are betting on big profits if Puerto Rico is not permitted to declare bankruptcy or refinance its $72 billion debt and is forced to repay all creditors in full.... pdf button

#HedgePapers No. 19 – HEDGE FUNDS ATTACK BALTIMORE

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HEDGE FUNDS ATTACK BALTIMORE: Billionaire financiers want huge profits from tax liens on Baltimore’s poorest residents Baltimore is one of the only cities in the country to auction off tax liens originating from unpaid residential water bills, and it allows residents to have their debts sold when they accumulate to a mere $250, significantly less than other major cities.[1] Baltimore also takes the lead when it comes to penalty interest rates, which the City allows to run as high as 18% per annum.... pdf button

#HedgePapers No. 17 – Hedge Fund Vultures In Puerto Rico

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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.... pdf button

Partner Paper No. 1 – Hedge Funds Attack American Neighborhoods… Again

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HEDGE FUNDS ATTACK AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOODS – AGAIN A new report by our colleagues at the Center for Popular Democracy and the ACCE Institute uncovers how hedge funds and private equity firms have quietly amassed mortgage notes to 200,000 homes in communities around the USA — and they’re getting special treatment from the government to aid their conquests.  ... pdf button

#HedgePapers No. 16 – Hedge Fund Billions Boost Cuomo’s Privatization Push

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HEDGE FUND BILLIONS BOOST CUOMO’S PRIVATIZATION PUSH Why Won’t Hedge Funders Confess Their Role in Multi-Million-Dollar Lobbying Campaign? More than $13 million has been spent since 2014 by two charter/privatization groups trying to eliminate New York’s cap on charter schools and win backing for an unprecedented tax credit that would divert huge amounts of public resources into private schools.... pdf button

#HedgePapers No. 15 – Cuomo’s Cronies: How Private School Billionaires Are Banking On Tax Credits From The Governor

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Cuomo’s Cronies: How Private School Billionaires Are Banking On Tax Credits From The Governor Cuomo’s Latest Scheme: Tax Refunds for Billionaires Who Donate to Elite Private Schools and Privatized Charter Schools Andrew Cuomo is probably the first Democratic governor in history to back tuition tax credits and taxpayer-funded subsidies to wealthy families who send their children to elite private schools.... pdf button

#HedgePaper No. 12 – Cancerous Cash

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Photo credit: New York Times CANCEROUS CASH: HOW HEDGE FUNDS DESTROY AMERICAN HEALTH If you’re not looking carefully, you would never know that the Sohn Conference is actually a fundraiser for pediatric cancer – the promoters behind the event pretty much describe it as a hedge fund beauty pageant. » read more... pdf button

#HedgePapers No. 10 – The Double Standard of Success Academy

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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.... pdf button