McDonald’s Could Be the Bain Capital of the 2016 Presidential Race

It was the poster child for nearly everything that concerned voters about the economy during the 2012 U.S. presidential race: Bain Capital, the private equity firm co-founded by then presidential candidate Mitt Romney, became synonymous with Wall Street excess and “the 1 percent.” 797 more words


"Carly Fiorina Is The New Mitt Romney": Fiorina Is About To Get Bained, An Assault She May Not Be Able To Withstand

Carly Fiorina has a Mitt Romney problem.

Fiorina, like Romney, is a wealthy former CEO from an affluent Republican family. Like Romney, she entered the Republican presidential contest assuming that her record running a large company would be one of her greatest assets. 2,272 more words

Mitt Romney

Romney, Fiorina, Trump: who did the most harm?

Last week a friend of mine wondered out loud who ruined more lives—Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina or Mitt Romney?

After doing a little Internet research, I would say—probably Mitt Romney, possibly Carly Fiorina, but not Donald Trump. 456 more words

Economy And Business

Worldpay, the UK payments processing giant, wants to raise $1.4 billion in IPO

Payments processing giant Worldpay announced Friday that it would raise around $1.4 billion for a proposed IPO on the London Stock Exchange.

The UK company is owned jointly by Advent International and Bain Capital. 200 more words


Vain Capital… But Know That I Call The shots

Will the party who controls the money always call the shots? Earlier this week Wall Street Journal released a statement to say that “Private-equity firm Bain Capital LLC is taking a minority stake in Sundial Brands LLC” and immediately Rihanna’s controversial single B*h Better Have My Money (BBHMM) seemed oddly relevant. 591 more words

Corporate Social Responsibility

A Protest Van

I never know what kind of protest I might come across when I go for a bike ride in D.C., but I can practically guarantee that I will see at least one protest.  263 more words


Lessons from Seoul’s Two Sharing Economies

As a Fulbright grantee, I spent part of the last year researching the sharing economy in Seoul. One of my main findings? Korea actually has two. 4,454 more words