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Why Ralph Nader, America’s Most Famous Consumer Activist, Is Now An Activist Investor

Alex Wong / Getty Images Brendan Mcdermid / Reuters   Ralph Nader, the 70 year old consumer activist, was sounding like an activist hedge fund manager. He was railing against a company’s management, which he called a “dictatorship,” explaining that “shareholders were stripped of their rights, his “longstanding support of shareholders rights and that he…

Corporate Ego Drives A Takeover Duel Between Men’s Wearhouse And JoS A. Bank

View this image › Suits hang on a rack at a Men’s Wearhouse store. Mario Anzuoni / Reuters The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “ego” as “the self, especially as contrasted with another self or the world.” By that definition, off-the-rack suit seller Men’s Wearhouse has a remarkably healthy ego — especially when contrasted with smaller rival…

Hedge Fund Handbook Or Kinky Sex Advice?

View this image › As you’d find through hedge fund manager Ray Dalio’s manifesto, capitalism and sexual liberation operate on the surprisingly similar assumptions: that honest and rational self-interest will bring the most amount of pleasure to everyone. In both fields there is a deeply American language of the self — stressing the benefits of…