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Progressive Commentary Hour – 10.03.17

  Charles Ortleb is a journalist, novelist and filmmaker who gained notoriety as the publisher of the gay biweekly New York Native between 1980 and 1996. The Native was the first major publication to take the AIDS epidemic seriously and question the AIDS hypothesis. the publication brought many important individuals such as Peter Duesberg to public attention. Rolling Stone journalist David Black …

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Hedge Funds Cost N.Y. Pension Plan $3.8 Billion, Report Says

The New York state comptroller’s decision to stick with hedge funds despite their poor returns has cost the Common Retirement Fund $3.8 billion in fees and underperformance, according to a critical report by the Department of Financial Services. The state comptroller, who invests $181 billion for two systems covering local employees, police and fire personnel, “has over relied on so-called ‘active’ …