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

We tend to think progress on social issues is inevitable, and that it only ever goes in one direction. I’m not sure that’s true. Since the start of the pandemic, I’ve been worried about how the pressures on women might turn the clock back. Unfortunately, I was right to worry. “More than one in four women are contemplating what many would have considered unthinkable just six months ago: downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce completely,” says McKinsey:

The title of this piece says it all: 

On a different note! I’ve worried about the failures of the gatekeepers for far longer than I’ve worried about the fate of working women. Their failures in the Wirecard scandal are Enron deja vu. And the title of this piece pretty much says it all, too: