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Steve Eisman

The Sohn Investment Conference: Head, Heart, and Hedge Funds

April Rudin | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
April Rudin

"Follow your passion" has become something of a cliché in the self-help sections of America's bookstores and in the kinds of advice columns and blogs...

Iowa Senator Questions Education Department's Ties To Hedge Funds

The New York Times | BEN PROTESS | Posted 09.28.2011 | Education

Senator Charles E. Grassley is examining whether Education Department officials disclosed confidential government information to hedge fund managers, ...

Steve Eisman, For-Profit College Skeptic, Will Pay Indebted Student's Bill

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Karin Fischer | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Steven Eisman, a hedge-fund manager who delivered a scathing assessment of for-profit education at the same Senate hearing, announced on Monday that h...

For-Profit Education: Will We Ever Learn?

Melanie Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melanie Sloan

People looking to increase their marketability in a tough economic climate are being deceived about what an education at these schools will cost, what doors these degrees might open, and the salaries students can expect upon graduation.

Investor Steve Eisman RAILS On For-Profit Colleges

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Steve Eisman, the outspoken investor whose huge wager against the subprime mortgage market was chronicled by author Michael Lewis in his bestselling b...

Transparency by 'Shorts' on 'For-Profit' Schools Needed, Too

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lanny Davis

Wall Street short-seller Steve Eisman gave a speech criticizing for-profit colleges and universities. Stories appeared after the speech that the share values of the companies had dropped -- and that Eisman had "shorted" these stocks.

Michael Lewis's The Big Short: Betting (Right) on Armageddon

Kathryn Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kathryn Schulz

You could argue that The Big Short is about a lot of different things. But I read it as a story about the social, personal, and intellectual conditions that can produce dazzling rightness or staggering wrongness.