With this in mind, I've taken to keeping an eye on what people from within the private equity industry are saying. I'll make two recommendations here. First is a book called Private Equity As An Asset Class by Guy Fraser-Sampson. This is really useful as it is a (largely) politically unopinionated walk-through of PE, and how investing in it works. There are a few digs at "left-wing politicians" but also quite a few at dodgy characters within the industry.
Second is the Going Private blog. This is quite a professionally done blog, and nicely written. It's also not going to provide lefties with much they agree with, but it's definitely worth a read. It's notable, for instance, that there's frequent reference to the quarterly earnings pressure that public companies are under.
Having said that, she's just done a hatchet job on the recent SEIU report. I don't mind that in itself, but the conclusion is a bit childish, more "bad language":
Don't worry though. The SEIU has some guidelines that will solve all of our economic problems.The SEIU Principles for The Private Equity Buyout Industry:
The buyout industry should play by the same set of rules as everyone else.
Workers should have a voice in the deals and benefit from their outcome.
Community stakeholders should have a voice in the deals and benefit from their outcome.
Sounds kind of like Venezuela.