Corruption, lobbying, corporate malfeasance, and frauds: a weekly unconventional selection of must-read articles by investigative journalist Bethany McLean. 

Is there actually such a thing as free money? Well, I guess one good thing about the current situation is that we’re going to find out.

We’re also rediscovering some unpleasant truths that don’t seem to have changed much since the days of Upton Sinclair. It just got easier to avert your eyes. Until now.

We aren’t the only ones who are getting sick. Our healthcare system is, too. One of the profound ironies of coronavirus is that it is going to bankrupt many hospitals: 

But some of the sickness might be due to the fact that the tentacles of financialization have extended into some spots we really might rather they hadn’t: 

But don’t worry! Your friendly private equity billionaires have already made their money. The only people this is going to hurt are the rest of us.