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

From the department—which is a very big department—of say it isn’t so. Really, who would have guessed that the Fed’s massive intervention in the markets also served as a bailout for hedge funds?

But while we’re all staring myopically at the financial system as a source of possible systemic risk, could it be that we’re missing the real risk

Meanwhile, there’s old school espionage. And then, there’s new school espionage: