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.
In the first half, graduate of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and director of two non-profits, Les Leopold addressed the increasing disparity between what workers are paid compared to what CEOs earn, and what the disappearing middle... More »
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 »
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 »
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... More »