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Biden’s Climate Adviser Has Ties to Big Oil

The Nation reported on how White House National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi spent the Trump years at law firms that represented fossil fuel companies and private equity giants profiteering from the climate crisis. The Nation, May 17, 2022: Biden’s…

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Effects of private equity investments

The private equity industry has touted its contributions to the US economy by employing millions of workers. However, since private equity firms acquire companies with existing workers, they often do not create new jobs. Studies show that private equity takeovers…

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What is private equity?

Private equity describes the investment of equity capital in private companies. Private equity firms purchase ownership stakes in these private companies that are specifically not listed on a stock exchange. The hope for these firms is an increase in value…

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