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Carl F. Horowitz
by | Aug 4, 2008

In the world of investment, one of the main methods of moving a project forward is called “leveraging.” By committing a modest sum of money, a funding source can be a catalyst for funds from other sources. Leveraging also can…

by | Jan 9, 2008

Whatever happened to ULLICO? From 2002 to 2004, it was hard to avoid the headlines. The Union Labor Life Insurance Company was organized labor’s version of Enron. The company’s board members and upper management had made millions and possibly tens…

by | Jan 12, 2006

Fred Smith, president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, knows the instincts of anti-business activists as well as anyone. And his advice to corporate leaders who contemplate buying off their tormentors is this: Don’t. Political bribery won’t work, except maybe in…

by | Nov 3, 2005

This Friday, November 4, a new documentary, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, will open in selected cities. Produced and directed by Robert Greenwald, the filmmaker who gave us Uncovered: The War in Iraq (2003) and Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s…

by | Aug 11, 2005

The AFL-CIO, as most people by now have heard, is traveling a good deal lighter these days. Two of its largest unions, the Teamsters (1.4 million members) and the Service Employees International Union (1.8 million workers), in absentia, had announced…

by | Jul 7, 2005

These are not the best of times for mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Each company recently had to restate billions of dollars of earnings in the wake of revelations of accounting irregularities and lavish executive compensation. But a…

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