I started writing a novel called "Female Kryptonite." It was about Jim - a never married, successful (in business and with the ladies), 40-something who starts to realize he's lonely.
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For true capitalism to work, there has to be a balance of free enterprise and accountable oversight. Everyone should be able to start at the same line and run the race according to their own skill and strength.
I have been writing about Atria Senior Living, owned by a "Lazard-affiliate." Atria is big a chain of facilities where elderly people live. It offer...
Wasserstein has continually built his tremendous success on his ability to persuade people that bidding on him means a win, even when it ends up solely being a win for him.
So far this week, in the unfolding story of Atria Senior Living, Bermuda-based (HA!) buyout firm Lazard and the really, really rich guy at the top of ...
Crossposted at Boztopia and Open Left
Over the last week, I've been documenting the struggle between workers and residents of the Atria assisted livi...
We are people, not economic units, and there is a difference. This may be a difficult concept to grasp after three or four decades of constant corporate-funded "free market" propaganda.
Wasserstein and Lazard need to get their greed under control, take responsibility for their own actions, and stop cutting services and raising rates at Atria.
The Atria management has been cutting services, cutting wages, reducing benefits, and demanding more from both its workers and the product itself -- the seniors.
Imagine finding out that your elderly parents were being mistreated or neglected. You'd think an investment fund like Lazard would pay attention when their customers were demanding better care, right?
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