The New York Times just published a great news documentary on private equity firms. It illustrates the asymetries in the US between companies in the financial sector (which make billions through deals) and a majority of workers who suffer from those deals. Many questions come out of this:
a. Are primary equity firms any better or worse than public companies?
b. How extended is equity firms among different varieties of capitalism?
c. What are the lessons for Latin America? Will a US-style financial sector be any better or worse than the current one dominated by family conglomerates?
d. Will the recent financial crisis change anything?