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January/February 2016

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    How Private Equity Works and Why It Matters

    Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt

    The (usually) legal ways that today’s “leveraged buyout“ artists load companies with debt, strip their assets, and make a killing. | Order this issue or subscribe.

  • the regulars

    • editors’ note Greed?
    • the short run
    • up against the Wall Street Journal “Economic Freedom” No Cure for Our Ills
    • in review Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, $2.00 a Day, and Anthony B. Atkinson, Inequality: What Can Be Done?
    • ask dr. dollar Dollar Dominance Explained