How Private Equity is Plundering America (with Brendan Ballou)

Episode 16

July 18 2023

33 minutes

With a skull and crossbones on the cover, and the title of Plunder: Private Equity’s Plan to Pillage America, Brendan Ballou’s debut book pulls no punches over the perceived greed and ineptitude of many of America’s private equity firms – and the damage they are causing to the economy and society.

All the more surprising then that the author is neither a journalist or a retired lawman but very much an active special counsel working for the U.S. Department of Justice.

Brendan clearly has a passion for the subject, matched by his deep knowledge in the field, and his conversation with Russell Napier is as fascinating as it is alarming. Very much worth a listen.

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