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

There’s been a lot of discussion of Milton Friedman’s shareholder-centric edict, 50 years after the fact. But a forgotten corollary is the economic framework that encouraged an explosion of debt. To whose benefit? H/T @ritholtz

The modern-day mirage: A giant corporate giveaway that is supposed to create thousands of jobs.  

I just wish this were only a Republican party issue. But you’d write a similar piece about Governor Cuomo, Elon Musk, and the Solar City plant in Buffalo, NY. Oh! I did

“She was the greatest, brainiest, most convincing and comical confidence woman France ever produced.” An oldie but oh-so-goodie.