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Reverse Robin Hood: Stealing From the Poor to Give to the Rich

(8) Comments | Posted July 17, 2008 | 12:23 PM

Over the last two weeks I've been documenting the abuses endured by workers and residents within the Atria assisted living chain, while Bruce Wasserstein, CEO of the Lazard investment house (and controller of Atria through an affiliated real estate fund) makes millions in bonuses even as the investment itself tanks....

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The Oil Crisis Is (Still) Not Like A Toothache: Fighting The "Drill Now" Rhetoric

(7) Comments | Posted July 14, 2008 | 10:35 AM

So there's this sudden faux-grassroots movement on the right to open up all of our wildlife reserves and our shores for oil drilling, under the pretense that it'll reduce our dependence on foreign oil and lower prices at the pump. It's even got a catchy, easily memorable slogan:

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Don't Let Bruce Wasserstein Gouge Your Grandma!

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2008 | 10:45 AM

Yesterday, a Huffington Post reader commented on my previous article about the campaign against Bruce Wasserstein's gouging of seniors to fatten his own pockets. "Sadly," they said, "nobody cares."

I will admit, it's tough to raise interest in an issue like this. Everything from high gas prices to...

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People Aren't Products: Fighting Lazard's Gouging Of The Elderly

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2008 | 11:14 AM

Crossposted at Boztopia and Open Left

Over the last week, I've been documenting the struggle between workers and residents of the Atria assisted living facilities chain, and Bruce Wasserstein, CEO of the Lazard investment firm, who has reaped enormous profits from an affiliated fund's holdings in...

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FISA Fight: Attack Of The Epic Failure

(594) Comments | Posted July 9, 2008 | 2:33 PM

Crossposted at Boztopia and Open Left.

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Today is going to go down as a dark day in our nation's history, as the Senate completes its total capitulation to the Bush administration and its corporate masters, through passing legislation that

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People As Products: Taking Advantage Of The Elderly

(4) Comments | Posted July 8, 2008 | 11:50 AM

Yesterday no less an authority than Seeing The Forest's Dave Johnson explored the tangled web binding private equity firm Lazard, its "real estate investment fund" Lazard-Freres Strategic Realty Investors Fund II, and the fund's largest asset -- the Atria assisted living facilities business. In discussing my...

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