The Buyout of America: How Private Equity Is Destroying Jobs and Killing the American Economy by Josh Kosman, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Buyout of America: How Private Equity Is Destroying Jobs and Killing the American Economy

The Buyout of America: How Private Equity Is Destroying Jobs and Killing the American Economy

by Josh Kosman
     
 

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Marquee private-equity firms such as Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group, and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts have grown bigger and more powerful than ever. They have also become the nation's largest employers through the businesses they own. Journalist Josh Kosman explores private equity's explosive growth and shows how its barons wring profits at the expense of the long-term

Overview

Marquee private-equity firms such as Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group, and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts have grown bigger and more powerful than ever. They have also become the nation's largest employers through the businesses they own. Journalist Josh Kosman explores private equity's explosive growth and shows how its barons wring profits at the expense of the long-term health of their companies. He argues that excessive debt and mismanagement will likely trigger another economic meltdown within the next five years, wiping out more than one million jobs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591843696
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/30/2010
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,243,200
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Josh Kosman has been covering the financial industry for twelve years. He is a business reporter at The New York Post, and has previously been an editor at Mergermarket.com, a senior writer for The Deal and senior reporter for the trade publication Buyouts Newsletter. He appears frequently in the media as a private equity and mergers expert. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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