Berman and Company » Michael
Economist and Researcher, Berman and Company • Research Fellow, Employment Policies Institute
Short Bio: Michael Saltsman is an economist and researcher for Berman and Company, and also serves as a research fellow at the Employment Policies Institute. He frequently writes editorials and opinion pieces discussing entry-level employment and arguments against the minimum wage.
Richard Berman has been a regular front man for business and industry in campaigns against consumer safety and environmental groups. Through his public affairs firm, Berman and Company, Berman has fought unions, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, PETA and other watchdog groups in their efforts to raise awareness about obesity, the minimum wage, the dangers of smoking, mad cow disease, drunk driving, and other causes. Berman runs at least 15 industry-funded front groups and projects, such as the Center for Union Facts and holds 16 "positions" in those organizations.
Each year, Berman, using his front groups to spread misinformation, spends millions of dollars distracting the public with misleading ads.
As a result of his largesse, in 2006, Richard Berman used $2,000,000 in cash to buy this $3.3 million house.