Curious Capitalist

Money Talking: Shareholder Activism Run Amok

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The barbarians are back! Activist investors like Carl Icahn (who is taking on Apple) and David Ackman (who recently resigned from the board of JC Penney after failing to turn the company’s fortunes) are back in the news. Are they vulture capitalists, or can activists actually do good things for corporate America? To find out, tune in to this week’s Money Talking on WNYC.