Inflation is high. The GDP has shrunk. But the job market has never been better. The Washington Post's Damian Paletta helps make sense of the U.S. economy today.
The Carlyle Group is one of the largest and most successful private equity firms in the world. It was founded nearly 30 years ago by David Rubenstein, then a Washington, D.C. lawyer and former aide to President Jimmy Carter. Now a billionaire, Rubenstein may be better known for giving away money than making it. He, like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, has vowed to donate at least half of his fortune before he dies. One focus of his philanthropy is preserving the history of a country he says has given him so much. A conversation with David Rubenstein about the role of private equity and what he calls “patriotic giving.”
- David Rubenstein Co-founder and co-ceo, The Carlyle Group
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