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Les Leopold

Biography:

Les Leopold co-founded and currently directs two nonprofit organizations, the Labor Institute and the Public Health Institute, and is the author of the award-winning The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi. Leopold designs research and educational programs on occupational safety and health, the environment, and economics and helped form an alliance between the United Steel Workers Union and the Sierra Club. He attended Oberlin College and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Past Shows:

Hedge Fund Chicanery

John B. Wells was joined by author Les Leopold for a discussion on his latest book, How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour, which examines how hedge funds make money by taking it from the rest of us. ... More »

Host: John B. Wells

Wall Street's Fantasy Finance Scheme

Director of two non-profits, Les Leopold returned to the show to explain how Wall Street's casino-style practices magnified the impact of the subprime mortgage crisis and profoundly damaged the U.S. economy. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Looting of America

Director of two non-profits, Les Leopold discussed how Wall Street's casino-like practices which caused the first meltdown are back, and nothing has been done to protect U.S. taxpayers from another crash and bailout. In the first hour, Joseph P. Farrell talked about new evidence that casts doubt on the Adolf Hitler suicide story (Related Article). During the second hour, Art Bell phoned in with an update from the storm-ravaged Philippine islands. Art said he and his family are safe and well in Manila, but strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Parma have left the entire country in a "state of calamity." ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

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