Activists Redux

Recently, I wrote a piece analyzing the pros and cons for this country’s economy on Activists Investors, citing Marty Lipton versus Lucian Bebchuk of the Harvard Law School on the other side (see https://blog.vcexperts.com/2015/05/12/activists-the-problem-for-u-s-leadership-in-global-capital-markets/#more-562). My conclusions, however, were based on a issue which, as far as I was aware, none of the analysts, journalists or academics had identified as the most important negative consequence resulting from the rising tide of Activists’ challenges to public company management and boards.

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