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How Foreign Private Equity Hooked New England’s Fishing Industry

Will Sennott Co-published by The New Bedford Light and ProPublica
Owned by a billionaire Dutch family, Blue Harvest Fisheries has emerged as a dominant force in the lucrative fishing port of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Its business model: benefit from lax antitrust rules and pass costs on to local fishermen.

Medicare for All Is Not Enough

David U. Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler, Adam Gaffney, Don McCanne, John Geyman The Nation
Communities, not corporations, should own our most vital health care assets.

When Private Equity Becomes Your Landlord

Heather Vogell ProPublica
Amid a national housing crisis, giant private equity firms have been buying up apartment buildings en masse to squeeze them for profit, with the help of government-backed Freddie Mac. Meanwhile, tenants say they’re the ones paying the price.

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Private-Equity ‘Vampires’ Run Into a Wall of Worker Resistance

Roger Bybee The Progressive
Members of IUE-CWA Local 84811 have launched a major campaign against the plant closing, displaying an attitude not seen nearly enough in the U.S. labor movement, which has witnessed 91,000 plant closings across the country since 1997.

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Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun and the Imminent Rerecording War

Eriq Gardner Hollywood Reporter
From the artist standpoint, the influx of private equity into the music business raises the temperature as well. Swift may have hit an industry nerve by pointing to how the Carlyle Group financed Braun's acquisition of Big Machine.

How Private Equity Makes You Sicker

Eileen Applebaum The American Prospect
Investment firms have created consolidated hospital empires across America, leading to closures, higher prices, and suffering.
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