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Incoming Board Member Margaret Brown Criticizes CalPERS’ Plan to Hurt Beneficiaries by Hiring Unnecessary, High-Priced Private Equity Middlemen; CalPERS Violates Open Meeting Rules by Advancing Plan in Secret

Recent Items Tech Giants Trying to Use WTO to Colonize Emerging Economies - 12/14/2017 - Yves Smith Links 12/14/17 - 12/14/2017 - Jerri-Lynn Scofield Incoming Board Member Margaret Brown Criticizes CalPERS’ Plan to Hurt Beneficiaries by Hiring Unnecessary, High-Priced Private Equity Middlemen; CalPERS Violates Open Meeting Rules by Advancing Plan in Secret - 12/14/2017 - Yves Smith The Crisis Ahead: The U.S. Is No Country for Older Men and Women - 12/14/2017 - Yves Smith Student...

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Reform Candidate for CalPERS Board, Margaret Brown, Beats Incumbent Handily; Staff and Board Apparently Shell-Shocked

Recent Items Three Surprises on Climate Change from Economist Michael Grubb - 12/13/2017 - Yves Smith Links 12/13/17 - 12/13/2017 - Jerri-Lynn Scofield Reform Candidate for CalPERS Board, Margaret Brown, Beats Incumbent Handily; Staff and Board Apparently Shell-Shocked - 12/13/2017 - Yves Smith LEAKED: Head Of FCC Mocks Impending Destruction Of The Internet - 12/13/2017 - Yves Smith Doug Jones Scores Upset in Alabama Senate Race - 12/12/2017 - Yves Smith 2:00PM Water Cooler...

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New Study Undermines Rationale for Investing in Private Equity and CalPERS Strategy in Particular, as Oregon CIO Demonstrates that Public Pension Funds Are Dumb Money

Recent Items Links 11/20/17 - 11/20/2017 - Lambert Strether New Study Undermines Rationale for Investing in Private Equity and CalPERS Strategy in Particular, as Oregon CIO Demonstrates that Public Pension Funds Are Dumb Money - 11/20/2017 - Yves Smith Michael Klare: The Trump Doctrine: Making Nuclear Weapons Usable Again - 11/20/2017 - Jerri-Lynn Scofield “The Medical Cost Reduction Act of 2017” - 11/20/2017 - Yves Smith Hope to See You at Our Birmingham Meetup Today! -...

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Is the Sacramento Bee in the Business of Protecting CalPERS?

Recent Items Links 11/14/17 - 11/14/2017 - Yves Smith Powell’s Federal Reserve - 11/14/2017 - Yves Smith Is the Sacramento Bee in the Business of Protecting CalPERS? - 11/14/2017 - Yves Smith The Super Wealthy Oxycontin Family Supports School Privatization With Tactics Similar to Those That Fueled the Opioid Epidemic - 11/14/2017 - Yves Smith 2:00PM Water Cooler 11/13/2017 - 11/13/2017 - Lambert Strether John Helmer: Oleg Deripaska, Russian Oligarch Accused of Buying Influence...

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CalPERS Calls The Top: Largest Public Pension Fund Mulls Dumping $50 Billion Of Stocks

Is the largest public pension fund in the United States getting ready to dump about $50 billion worth of stocks?  According to a new note from Bloomberg, CalPERS' board is meeting for a workshop today in Sacramento to discuss asset allocations for the upcoming year which could include a doubling of the fund's bond allocation from 19% to 44% which would be funded with a massive $50 billion sell down of equities. Calpers is looking at a menu of options for its fixed-income target...

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CalPERS Corruption Watch: Chief Investment Officer Ted Eliopoulos Takes Illegal Business Solicitations From Recent Employee

Recent Items CalPERS Corruption Watch: Chief Investment Officer Ted Eliopoulos Takes Illegal Business Solicitations From Recent Employee - 11/09/2017 - Yves Smith Links 11/9/17 - 11/09/2017 - Lambert Strether Why You Should NEVER Buy an Amazon Echo or Even Get Near One - 11/09/2017 - Yves Smith European Worries About Isolationist Trends - 11/09/2017 - Yves Smith LA School Board Ready to Rumble Over Charter Schools - 11/09/2017 - Yves Smith 2:00PM Water Cooler 11/8/2017 -...

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CalPERS’ Three Card Monte: Makes Unheard of Benchmark Change to Hide Expected Poor Private Equity Performance to Help Staff at Expense of Beneficiaries, California Taxpayers

Recent Items 2:00PM Water Cooler 11/7/2017 - 11/07/2017 - Lambert Strether The Real Economic Consequences of Martin Luther - 11/07/2017 - Yves Smith Links 11/7/17 - 11/07/2017 - Yves Smith Extreme Poverty Cut in Half? Only in the Minds of the Capitalists - 11/07/2017 - Yves Smith CalPERS’ Three Card Monte: Makes Unheard of Benchmark Change to Hide Expected Poor Private Equity Performance to Help Staff at Expense of Beneficiaries, California Taxpayers - 11/07/2017 - Yves Smith...

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“It’s Not Sustainable” – Sacramento Lashes Out At Calpers After Raising Pension Payments

In the latest sign that America’s looming pension crisis is inching closer to an all-our collapse that will inevitably end in a series of bailouts – or worse, the failure to pay out retiree’s coveted benefits - a handful of California cities are lashing out at CALPers after being forced to hike pension contributions to offset expectations for long-term returns that have been revised lower by the state pension system. Ten of the largest local governments in the capital region...

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California Secretary of State Gives Unprecedented Qualified Certification for CalPERS Board Election; Vendor Everyone Counts Bars Public Viewing and Fails to Tabulate Paper Ballots as Required

Recent Items California Secretary of State Gives Unprecedented Qualified Certification for CalPERS Board Election; Vendor Everyone Counts Bars Public Viewing and Fails to Tabulate Paper Ballots as Required - 10/24/2017 - Yves Smith Links 10/24/17 - 10/24/2017 - Lambert Strether Measuring Racial Segregation in Urban Consumption Using Online Activity - 10/24/2017 - Lambert Strether Shocking the Shock Doctrine: What Recovery in Puerto Rico Could Look Like - 10/24/2017 - Yves Smith...

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How Naked Capitalism Got Me to Run for Office

Recent Items John Helmer: Lunatic Russia-Hating in Washington Is 70 Years Old. It Started with Joseph Alsop, George Kennan and the Washington Post - 10/12/2017 - Yves Smith Links 10/12/17 - 10/12/2017 - Lambert Strether How Naked Capitalism Got Me to Run for Office - 10/12/2017 - Yves Smith Does Catalonia Have a Right to Secede? - 10/12/2017 - Yves Smith Trump Administration Picks Bizarre Fight With IMF Over Report Backing Taxing the Rich - 10/12/2017 - Yves Smith On the Cost...

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