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    French ‘Free Market’ President Elect Is No Friend Of Hedge Funds or Private Equity

    To understand French politics, it helps to forget most of what you know about American politics and everything you know about economics. In the United States, a “conservative” candidate described as supporting “free-market economics” might be expected to oppose regulations on hedge funds and private equity firms. Indeed, even the spendthrift Republican administration of George […]

    / May 7, 2007 at 12:40 PM
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    That Kyoto Thing Isn’t Working Out

    According to Bloomberg, the European Union isn’t going to meet the emissions standards of the Kyoto Protocol. It seems that tradable pollution credits made a lot of people rich—including hedge funds and investment banks who traded the credits—but didn’t do much to encourage emission reduction. When European Union officials created a market for trading pollution […]

    / Jul 17, 2006 at 10:30 AM

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