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

I guess insider trading is just like pornography: You know it when you see it. “The president’s aides appeared to be giving wealthy party donors an early warning of a potentially impactful contagion at a time when Mr. Trump was publicly insisting that the threat was nonexistent.” 

You know those things that seem obvious once they’re pointed out, but need to be pointed out in order to occur to you? For me, this was one of them, and it’s an important issue given the role of central banks in a moribund global economy: 

“How could an agency that eradicated smallpox globally and wiped out polio in the United States have fallen so far?”