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

Just when you started to think that what’s good for private equity is what’s good for the country: “Part of the reason why some may view the potential for a Joe Biden presidency and a GOP-controlled Senate as a positive for the private equity industry is because that scenario brings gridlock…”

Do you think HAL is lurking in the background somewhere with the equivalent (whatever that might be!) of a big smile on its face? “Consumers, who try to exercise self-control over their time and choices, are likely not aware that they face an environment controlled by a supercomputer behind the scenes.” I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I cannot accept increased regulation.

Agree or disagree, this is an interesting argument: “Trump is a byproduct, not the cause of the political discord in the US.”