The Weekly Briefing Archive 2016

The Weekly Briefin​g Archive 2016


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Scientists Loved and Loathed by an Agrochemical Giant – [New York Times] 12.31.16


DuPont Hit With $2 Million Verdict Over Teflon-Making Chemical – [Reuters] 12.30.16


Facebook Doesn’t Tell Users Everything It Really Knows About Them – [ProPublica] 12.29.16


The 17 Tech Companies That Lobby the Government the Most – [Business Insider] 12.22.16


Carl Icahn to Champion Decreased Regulation as Trump Adviser – [Bloomberg] 12.22.16


Trump Adds Billionaire Carl Icahn to Team as Special Adviser On Regulation – [The Guardian] 12.21.16


A Lobbying Roadmap to Influencing Trump – [Politico] 12.21.16


Why You Should Eat More Sugar (According to a Study Funded by the Sugar Industry) – [Mother Jones] 12.21.16


Newt Gingrich Says Trump Has Given Up On ‘Draining The Swamp’ – [Huffington Post] 12.21.16


Meeting Notes Contradict Murdoch Claim Not to Have Asked PMs for Help – [The Guardian] 12.21.16


Thiel Pushes to Add Commercial-Space Backers to Trump NASA Team – [Wall Street Journal] 12.21.16


Why the Department of Justice Investigation Into TV Ad Production Bid Rigging is a Big Deal – [Business Insider] 12.21.16


Italy Braces For Monte dei Paschi Rescue – [Financial Times] 12.20.16


Regulators Rap Firms Using Severance to Silence Whistleblowers – [Wall Street Journal] 12.20.16


Two Republicans Look to Write the Next Dodd-Frank – [Wall Street Journal]12.20.16


The Regulatory Capture Of The Press – [The Concourse] 12.20.16


Facebook Hit With Antitrust Complaint by EU Regulators Over WhatsApp Acquisition – [Business Insider] 12.20.16


How ‘Islands of Honesty’ Can Crush a System of Corruption – [New York Times] 12.19.16


By Attacking the Press, Donald Trump May Be Doing It a Favor – [New York Times] 12.19.16


Trump-Sinclair Deal Underscores Decline of Media – [The Hill] 12.19.16


Reform the Economic System Now Or the Populists Will Do It – [Financial Times] 12.19.16


The Rust Belt Is Right to Blame Obama – [Wall Street Journal] 12.19.16


Trump Dines with Carlos Slim as Relations Warm With Mexican Leaders – [Washington Post] 12.19.16


IMF Chief Christine Lagarde Found Guilty for Past Payout to French Tycoon – [Washington Post] 12.19.16


Whistle-Blowers Spur Companies to Change Their Ways – [New York Times]12.19.16


Rising Inequality Has Crushed the Dream of Upward Mobility – [Vox]12.15.16


On the day Trump Said He’d Clarify His Business Dealings, His Conflicts of Interest Look Thornier Than Ever – [The Washington Post] 12.15.16


Apple, Google and Others at Trump Tech Summit Have Stashed $560 Billion in Profits Overseas – [The Intercept] 12.15.16


Justin Trudeau: ‘Globalisation Isn’t Working for Ordinary People’ – [The Guardian] 12.15.16


Google and Facebook to Take 71 Percent of UK Online Ad Revenue by 2020 – [The Guardian] 12.15.16


Mossberg: Why the AT&T-Time Warner Merger is Dangerous – [Recode] 12.14.16


Trump Children’s Expanded Roles Will Test Father’s Heavy Hand – [Wall Street Journal] 12.14.16


Social Media Companies Aren’t Just an Open Marketplace for Ideas — They’re Also Amplifying the Most Dangerous Ones. – [New York Times]12.14.16


Too Big, Too Leninist – a China Crisis is a Matter of Time – [Financial Times]12.14.16


High Price Tags for New Medicines Are About to Come Under Renewed Pressure – [The Economist] 12.13.16


Trump’s Nominees Stand to Reap Tens of Millions of Dollars in Potential Tax Deferrals – [Wall Street Journal] 12.13.16


Forget AT&T. The Real Monopolies Are Google and Facebook – [New York Times] 12.13.16


Messages Between Mark Zuckerberg and Marc Andreessen Surface in Facebook Lawsuit – [Business Insider] 12.13.16


Guess Who’s Defending Dodd-Frank – [Wall Street Journal] 12.13.16


Google vs. the EU Explains the Digital Economy – [Harvard Business Review] 12.12.16


Is Trump the Godfather of Trade? – [CNN] 12.08.16


Donald Trump’s Company-by-Company Industrial Policy – [New York Times] 12.08.16


Business Wary of Twitter Blasts From Trump’s Bully Pulpit – [Financial Times]12.07.16


AT&T Tells Hearing Time Warner Deal Will Not Harm Consumers – [Financial Times] 12.07.16


America’s First Real Estate Presidency– [Politico] 12.07.16


Pushing to Kill Regulations (and Weaken Fair Use), the Newspaper Lobby is Asking Trump for Change – [Nieman Journalism Lab] 12.07.16


Policies to Ameliorate Income Inequality Fall Woefully Short – [Equitable Growth] 12.06.16


Trump Calls for Boeing’s Air Force One Contract to Be Cancelled – [Financial Times] 12.06.16


CEOs Enjoy Richer Perks – [Wall Street Journal] 12.06.16



Why Trump Would Almost Certainly Be Violating the Constitution If He Continues to Own His Businesses – [ProPublica] 12.06.16


Obamacare Was Profitable for Some Insurers Despite Public Comments – [USA Today] 12.04.16


Donald Trump’s White House Counsel Is Proud “Architect” of America’s Corrupt Big Money Politics – [The Intercept] 12.04.16


Trump’s Troubling Tweet: He Would Almost Certainly be Violating the Constitution If He Continues to Own His Businesses – [Salon] 12.03.16


Trump’s Stock Holdings May Give Him a Personal Stake in Rules On Banks and Oil Firms – [Washington Post]12.02.16


US Banks Regulator Seeks to Oversee Fintech Groups – [Financial Times]12.02.16


Trump’s Wealthy Cabinet Choices Hark Back to Gilded Age – [Financial Times] 12.02.16


Donald Trump’s Deal with Carrier is Deal-Based Capitalism – [Financial Times] 12.02.16


Trump Picks Wall Street Leaders for Advisory Council – [Financial Times]12.02.16


Dodd-Frank Critic Paul Atkins in Frame for Top SEC Post – [Financial Times] 12.02.16


Fears Ebb of Trump Blocking AT&T’s $85bn Time Warner Deal – [Financial Times] 12.01.16


Trump Deal with Carrier Came with $7m in Incentives – [Financial Times]12.01.16


Indiana Official: Carrier Deal is About Federal Contracts – [Politico] 12.01.16


Goldman Sachs at Center of Politics, Money and Public Furor Once Again – [Wall Street Journal] 11.30.16


Trump Saved Jobs at Carrier by Making a Bad Deal for Americans – [Slate] 11.30.16


Lack of Market Competition, Rising Profits, and A New Way to Look at the Division of Income in the United States – [Equitable Growth] 11.30.16


Why Corruption Matters – [New York Times] 11.28.16


Corporate America Lobbies Trump for Tax Reversal – [Financial Times] 11.27.16


Trump Praised His Turkish Business Partner In A Call With President Erdogan – [Huffington Post] 11.23.16


Trump’s Transition is Tangled Up in Business Ties – [Financial Times] 11.22.16


Argentina Denies News Report That Trump Sought Personal Favors – [Washington Post] 11.21.16


Warren Buffett Is Betting the Airline Oligopoly Is Here to Stay – [Harvard Business Review] 11.18.16


The Right Way to Resist Trump – [New York Times] 11.18.16


FCC Abides by GOP Request, Deletes Everything From Meeting Agenda – [Ars Technica] 11.17.16


Trump Team Toughens Rules on White House Lobbyists – [Financial Times] 11.17.16


Theranos Whistleblower Shook the Company—And His Family – [Wall Street Journal] 11.17.16


Bankers Celebrate Dawn of Trump Era – [Politico] 11.17.16


An Unpredictable Matchup: Donald Trump vs. Big Business – [The Atlantic]11.16.16


Steve Bannon on Crony Capitalism in America – [BuzzFeed] 11.15.16


Google Gets a Seat on the Trump Transition Team – [The Intercept] 11.15.16


Following the Money of Trump’s Treasury Hopefuls – [OpenSecrets]11.14.16


After Trump’s Win, News Organizations See a Bump in Subscriptions and Donations – [Nieman Journalism Lab] 11.14.16


AT&T: First Test for Trump on Net Neutrality – [Wall Street Journal] 11.14.16


Should the Government Bring Back Trust-Busting? – [New York Times]11.14.16


SEC Chairman White to Leave Agency, Opening Door to Conservative Shift – [Wall Street Journal] 11.14.16


These 25 Companies Are More Powerful Than Many Countries – [Foreign Policy] 11.14.16


Why Trump Might Not Block the AT&T-Time Warner Merger, After All– [Washington Post] 11.13.16


How Letting Bankers Off the Hook May Have Tipped the Election – [New York Times] 11.13.16


Trump Campaigned Against Lobbyists, but Now They’re on His Transition Team – [New York Times]11.11.16


Should Google be scrubbing servers to prepare for President Trump? – [The Verge] 11.11.16


Trump Transition Team Picks Regulation Foe as Telecom Point Man– [Politico] 11.11.16


Trump’s Taxes to Stay Under Audit, But Will Public See Them? – [Bloomberg]11.11.16


Tear up the Democratic Party – [CNN]11.10.16


Who Can Rein In President Trump? – [Slate] 11.09.16


Pharma and Oil Groups Boosted but Investors Sell Carmakers and Renewables – [Financial Times] 11.09.16


A Schwarzenegger, a Berlusconi, or a Mussolini? – []11.09.16


K Street Poised for Big Business in GOP-Run Washington – [Politico]11.09.16


Trump Victory: Corporate Winners and Losers – [Financial Times] 11.09.16


Media’s Next Challenge: Overcoming the Threat of Fake News – [New York Times] 11.08.16


A Trump-Clinton Donor Divide: Home Values – [Crain’s] 11.08.16


Elizabeth Warren Tells Hillary Clinton Not To Hire Wall Street Donors – [International Business Times] 11.07.16


De Beers Tries to Counter a Growing Threat: Man-Made Diamonds – [Wall Street Journal] 11.07.16


Protecting Our Nation’s Workforce Through Antitrust – [Department of Justice] 11.04.16


Is It Time to Abandon GDP? – [Project Syndicate] 11.04.16


U.S. Charges in Generic-Drug Probe to Be Filed by Year-End – [Bloomberg]11.04.16


Why Aren’t Americans Getting Raises? Blame the Monopsony – [Wall Street Journal] 11.03.16


Google Hits Back at EU Over Antitrust Charges – [Wall Street Journal] 11.03.16


DND Toll Scrapping, Theory of Regulatory Capture and the Challenge Before the Supreme Court – [Live Law]11.03.16


What Does the Great Newspaper Squeeze of 2016 Mean for Investigative Journalism? – [Poynter] 11.03.16


How Waning Competition Deepens Labor’s Plight – [New York Times] 11.02.16


The Stakes Are Rising in Google’s Antitrust Fight With Europe – [New York Times] 10.31.16


Here’s Elizabeth Warren’s Big Gripe With the AT&T-Time Warner Deal – [Fortune] 10.31.16


Barroso Cleared of Breaking Rules by Taking Goldman Sachs Job – [Financial Times] 10.31.16


The Deutsche Bank Downfall: How a Pillar of German Banking Lost Its Way – [Spiegel Online] 10.31.16


War Over Contact Lenses Tricks Consumers, Treats Optometrists – [The American Spectator] 10.31.16


AT&T’s Takeover of Time Warner Should Be Blocked – [Economist] 10.29.16


Beyond AT&T-Time Warner: Who Controls Digital Media? Conglomerates And Their Brands In One Chart – [NPR] 10.28.16


Promoting Competition and Opportunity – [U.S. Department of Labor Blog] 10.28.16


This Obscure Government Agency Has a Plan to Put Wall Street CEOs in Prison – [Washington Post] 10.26.16


Sinking a Bold Foray Into Watchdog Journalism in Japan – [Columbia Journalism Review] 10.25.16


Pizza-Joint Investors and High-Speed Traders – [BloombergView] 10.25.16


Farmers, Antitrust Activists Are Worried That Big Ag Is Only Getting Bigger – [NPR] 10.25.16


Jeff Bewkes Urges Rivals Not to Challenge AT&T-Time Warner – [Financial Times] 10.25.16


With AT&T-Time Warner Deal Brewing, a Focus on Preserving CNN’s Integrity – [New York Times] 10.24.16


How Mega-Donors Helped Raise $1 Billion for Hillary Clinton – [Washington Post] 10.24.16


Silicon Valley Companies Lobby to Remain Unregulated – [New York Times]10.24.16


This Is Why Your Drug Prescriptions Cost So Damn Much – [Mother Jones]10.24.16


Want to Change Banking Culture? Back Whistleblowers – [Financial Times]10.23.16


Billionaires vs. Big Soda: Inside the High-Stakes Soda Tax Fight – [Vox]10.21.16


Dark Money Ads Plunged When Reporting Requirement Kicked In – [] 10.20.16


New Tools to Promote Competition – [Democracy Journal] 10.19.16


A New Real-Estate War in Silicon Valley – [Wall Street Journal] 10.18.16


City Watchdog to Crackdown On Anti-Competitive Investment Banking Practices – [The Telegraph] 10.18.16


The Most Important WikiLeaks Revelation Isn’t About Hillary Clinton– [New Republic] 10.18.16


One Happy Byproduct of 2016: An Overdue Tax Policy Debate – [Roosevelt Forward] 10.17.16


The Tax Code for the Ultra-Rich vs. the One for Everyone Else – [Bloomberg] 10.15.16


Yesterday’s Antitrust Laws Can’t Solve Today’s Problems – [Bloomberg] 10.11.16


The Airline Industry is Dominated by Just Four Companies. And You’re Paying For It – [ProPublica] 10.11.16


Hillary Clinton Privately Pitched Corporations on “Really Low” Tax Rate for Money Stashed Abroad – [The Intercept] 10.10.16


Sponsorship of National Health Organizations by Two Major Soda Companies – [American Journal of Preventive Medicine] 10.10.16


University of Kentucky Faculty Must Reject Koch Free-Enterprise Center – [Lexington Herald-Leader] 10.10.16


Why Did the Obamas Fail to Take On Corporate Agriculture? – [New York Times] 10.07.16


Mr. Trump’s Energy and Environment Team Should Come as No Surprise – [Washington Post] 10.07.16


Deutsche Bank as Next Lehman Brothers: Far-Fetched but Not Unthinkable – [ The New York Times] 10.07.16


How Hillary Can Make a Huge Economic Impact in Her First Term – [New Republic] 10.07.16


Trump Transition Team and GOP Lobbyists Are Inching Toward Mutual Acceptance – [Washington Post] 10.06.16


Hillary Clinton Just Took a Step Toward Elizabeth Warren’s View on Monopolies – [Vox] 10.05.16


Donald Trump VP Mike Pence Pledged To Limit Gaming, Then Helped Casinos After Campaign Donations – [International Business Times] 10.04.16


Drinks, Dinners, Junkets and Jobs: How the Insurance Industry Courts State Commissioners – [The Center for Public Integrity] 10.04.16


Donald Trump VP Mike Pence Pledged To Limit Gaming, Then Helped Casinos After Campaign Donations – [International Business Times] 10.04.16


EU Wants Google to Stop Anti-Competitive Android Practices, Fine Expected – [Reuters] 10.03.16


Democracy Does Not Cause Growth – [] 10.03.16


US Accused of Waging ‘Economic War’ Over Deutsche – [Financial Times] 10.02.16


Och-Ziff to Pay $413m to Settle Africa Bribery Probe – [Financial Times] 09.30.16


Yellen Pressed to Scrutinize Big Banks in Wake of Wells Fargo Scandal – [Wall Street Journal] 09.29.16


How the FDA Manipulates the Media – [Scientific American] 09.23.16


No Bank Will Escape Fallout From Wells Fargo Scandal – [Financial Times] 09.23.16


New Tools to Promote Competition – [Democracy Journal] 09.22.16


Saudi Arms Deal Backed By US Senators Who Got Cash From Weapons Contractor That Will Benefit– [International Business Times] 09.21.16


Tech Money Lurks Behind Government Privacy Conference – [The Intercept] 09.20.16


Google-Funded Speakers Dominate Policy Conferences – [Google Transparency Project] 09.20.16


Trump Shatters GOP Records With Small Donors – – [Politico] 09.20.16


Ernst & Young Fined $9m for Improper Auditor Relationships – [Financial Times] 09.19.16


FTC Privacy Conference More Evidence of ‘Regulatory Capture’ by Google – [National Legal & Policy Center]09.19.16



Luigi Zingales: Economic Disruption Through New Firms, Ideas – [Bloomberg] 09.19.16


Washington Post Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source (After Accepting Pulitzer)– [The Intercept] 09.18.16


Corrupt Or Collaborative? An Assessment of Regulatory Capture – [CFA Institute] 09.18.16


The Shady History of Big Sugar – [New York Times] 09.17.16


Regulators Lean on Financial Firms to Explain Industry to Them, Study Shows – [Wall Street Journal] 09.16.16


Deutsche Bank Asked to Pay $14bn in US Probe – [Financial Times] 09.15.16


Connecticut Gov. Malloy’s Appointee Recuses Herself From Anthem-Cigna Merger Review – [International Business Times] 09.15.16


Big Business Is Killing Innovation in the U.S. – [The Atlantic] 09.15.16


Superstar Companies are Good at Everything, Including Pushing the Boundaries – [The Economist] 09.15.16


The Securities and Exchange Board of India’s Flawed Attempt To Regulate High Frequency Trading – [The Wire] 09.15.16


Leaked Documents Reveal Secretive Influence of Corporate Cash on Politics – [The Guardian] 09.15.16


Banks and Colleges Are Wasting Our Money – [Bloomberg] 09.13.16


The EpiPen Drama Shows What’s Wrong With How Drugs Are Priced – [Bloomberg] 09.12.16


How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat – [New York Times] 09.12.16


Where Has Hillary Clinton Been? Ask the Ultrarich – [New York Times] 09.12.16


Monsanto Whistle-Blower: $22 Million Richer, but Not Satisfied – [New York Times] 09.11.16


National Energy Board is a Captured Regulator in Urgent Need of Overhaul– [DeSmog Canada] 09.09.16


Wells Fargo Just Made The Case For Elizabeth Warren’s Bank Agency – [Huffington Post] 09.09.16


Unsealed Papers in VW Scandal Reveal Panic Among Engineers – [Financial Times] 09.09.16


Reverse Voxsplaining: Drugs vs. Chairs – [Slate Star Codex] 09.09.16


Regulatory Capture and the Hunting Fraternity – [Live Encounters] 09.09.16


New Insurance Rules in New York Have Boxing on the Ropes – [ESPN] 09.09.16


Rape, Murder, Famine — and $2.1 Million for K Street PR – [Center for Public Integrity] 09.08.16


5,300 Wells Fargo Employees Fired Over 2 Million Phony Accounts – [CNNMoney] 09.08.16


Donald Trump Faces Scrutiny Over Florida Donation – [Financial Times] 09.08.16


EpiPen Scandal Is a Perfect Example of Crony Capitalism – [Time] 09.08.16


Senate Dems Call for Antitrust Investigation of EpiPen Maker – [The Hill] 09.06.16


EU Watchdog Fears Brexit Lobbying by Former Top Official – [AP] 09.06.16


A Cure for Swelling Drug Prices: Competition – [Wall Street Journal] 09.01.16


Look Who’s Getting That Bank Settlement Cash – [Wall Street Journal] 09.01.16


Here’s Why Drug Prices Rise Even When There’s Plenty of Competition – [Los Angeles Times] 09.01.16


Outside Groups Spent Nearly $100 Million to Sway Senate Races – [Washington Post] 09.01.16


Barroso’s Goldman Job Runs Into Petition Protest – [Financial Times] 08.29.16


Why They Did It: Madoff and Enron’s Fastow Explain the Biggest Frauds in U.S. History – [Bloomberg] 08.29.16


Clinton Economist Trusts Government Too Much – [Bloomberg] 08.29.16


Gupta Family to Exit All Shareholdings in South Africa – [Financial Times] 08.27.16


The EpiPen Pricing-Surge Scandal Brings Out the Worst Parts of Our Government and Healthcare System – [Business Insider] 08.27.16


Proposals Aimed at Diluting Power of Big Online Operators – [Financial Times] 08.26.16


The Senator’s Daughter Who Raised Prices on the EpiPen – [Bloomberg] 08.25.16


Inside the Exclusive Events Helping to fund Clinton and the Democratic Party – [Washington Post] 08.25.16


Apple Could be on the Hook for $19 Billion in Taxes — and the Obama Administration is Livid – [Business Insider] 08.24.16


Many Donors to Clinton Foundation Met with her at State – [Associated Press] 08.24.16


US Complains Apple Tax Probe is a Power Grab by Brussels – [Financial Times] 08.24.16


Drug and Device Makers Pay Thousands of Docs with Disciplinary Records – [ProPublica] 08.23.16


On Private Federal Prisons, a Victory for Independent Journalism – [The Washington Post] 08.23.16


Pensions: Low Yields, High Stress – [Financial Times] 08.23.16


To Crack Down on Securities Fraud, States Reward Whistle-Blowers – [New York Times] 08.23.16


Uber Economy Poses Tough Questions for US On Safety and Welfare – [Financial Times] 08.23.16


Apollo to Pay $52.7m for Misleading Investors – [Financial Times] 08.23.16


Analysis Shows Big Pharma Still Makes Billions from Drugs After Patents Lapse – [Financial Times] 08.23.16


Monopoly Power and the Decline of Small Business: The Case for Restoring America’s Once Robust Antitrust Policies – [Institute for Local Self-Reliance] 08.22.16


Shareholder Advisers Take Aim at ‘Male, Stale and Frail’ US Boards – [Financial Times] 08.22.16


Once Skeptical of Executive Power, Obama Has Come to Embrace It – [New York Times] 08.17.16


To Starve the Beast of Finance, Fintech Needs Regulatory Support – [New York Times] 08.17.16


Their Hair Fell Out. Should the F.D.A. Have the Power to Act? – [New York Times] 08.16.16


At Fast-Growing Brookings, Donors May Have an Impact on Research Agenda – [The Washington Post] 08.14.16


PwC Sued for $5.5bn Over Mortgage Underwriter TBW’s Collapse – [Financial Times] 08.14.16


How Silicon Valley’s Palantir Wired Washington – [Politico] 08.14.16


Don’t Buff it Up: An Investing Hero is Not a Model for How to Reform America’s Economy – [The Economist] 08.12.16


Why the Big Three Airlines Are So Much the Same – [Wall Street Journal]08.11.16


Think Tank Scholar or Corporate Consultant? It Depends on the Day – [New York Times] 08.09.16


Luigi Zingales on the Italian Banking Crisis – [Bloomberg] 08.08.16


Researchers or Corporate Allies? Think Tanks Blur the Line – [New York Times] 08.07.16


Why ‘Useless’ Surgery Is Still Popular– [New York Times] 08.04.16


States’ Job Creation Shell Game – [Washington Monthly] 08.04.16


Why Has Regional Income Convergence in the U.S. Declined? – [Cato Institute] 08.03.16


Meet the Billionaires Manipulating the U.S. Presidential Election – [The Daily Beast] 08.02.16


Will Bringing Back a 1930s Banking Law Really Make Us Safer? – [Time] 08.02.16


Uber’s Reported Merger with Didi Could Mean the End of Incredibly Cheap Fares – [Fusion] 08.01.16


Koch Network Seeks to Defuse Donor Frustration Over Trump Rebuff – [Washington Post] 08.01.16


Regulatory Capture and Marijuana Legalization – [High Times] 07.31.16


Silicon Valley Could Get Pass in Democrats’ Antitrust Crusade – [Bloomberg] 07.29.16


Democrats Weigh Antitrust Effort Against Silicon Valley – [Vice] 07.29.16


King Takes On Citigroup Role Despite Past criticism of Bankers – [Financial Times] 07.29.16


Ireland Jails Three Top Bankers Over 2008 Banking Meltdown – [Reuters] 07.29.16


Stiglitz Calls Apple’s Profit Reporting in Ireland ‘a Fraud’ – [Bloomberg]07.29.16


‘Pay to Delay’ Settlements in Patent Litigation – [NBER] 07.28.16


Reining in Wall Street to Benefit All Americans – [The Century Foundation] 07.28.16


The Lobbying Reform That Enriched Congress – [Politico] 07.28.16


Are CEOs Paid For Performance? – [MSCI] 07.25.16


CfA Report Reveals Google-Funded Speakers Dominate Key Policy Conferences – [Campaign for Accountability] 07.23.16


Airbnb Hires Eric Holder – [Business Insider] 07.20.16


The Republican’s Glass-Steagall Is Not Elizabeth Warren’s Glass Steagall – [The Center for Economic and Policy Research] 07.20.16


Court Sets Litigation Schedule for Fiduciary Rule — Expect Appeals – [OnWallStreet] 07.19.16


The World is Taking its Revenge Against Elites. When Will America’s Wake Up? – [The Guardian] 07.19.16


Wall Street On Edge as Republicans Warm to Glass-Steagall – [Financial Times] 07.19.16


Two Delegates Propose Banning Corporate Lobbyists From the RNC, Get Crushed – [The Intercept] 07.18.16


When Bank Capital Standards Aren’t Actually That Standard – [Bloomberg] 07.18.16


New Report: Gilead Sciences Price Gouger, Tax Dodger – [Americans for Tax Fairness] 07.17.16


Makers of Humira and Enbrel Using New Drug Patents to Delay Generic Versions – [New York Times] 07.16.16


One Striking Chart Shows Why Pharma Companies Are Fighting Legal Marijuana – [Washington Post] 07.15.16


Academia Has a Huge Money Problem – [Vox ] 07.14.16


Is the Supreme Court Clueless About Corruption? Ask Jack Abramoff – [New York Times ] 07.13.16


Competition Policy and Inclusive Growth – [ ] 07.12.16


With Competition in Tatters, the Rip of Inequality Widens – [New York Times] 07.12.16


Jury Orders DuPont to Pay $500K in Punitive Damages – [Delawareonline ]07.11.16


Top U.S. Officials Rejected Push to Prosecute HSBC: Lawmakers’ Report – [Reuters] 07.11.16


Is Congress Finally Ready to Rein In Powerful Food Monopolies? – [Mother Jones] 07.11.16


Backers of Campaign-Finance Measure I-1464 Submit Signatures – [The Seattle Times ] 07.11.16


Memo To Elizabeth Warren On Regulation – [Forbes] 07.11.16


Theresa May Vows Corporate Crackdown on ‘Privileged Few’ – [Financial Times] 07.11.16


The Lobbying Reform That Enriched Congress – [Politico] 07.10.16


British Politics Gives a Sense of Government by Old School Chums – [New York Times] 07.07.16


Uber Faces Permit Pressure in France– [Financial Times] 07.06.16


Congress Buys the Navy a $400 Million Pork Ship – [Politico] 07.06.16


Why Bigness Became a Bipartisan Cause on Capitol Hill – [Time] 07.05.16


Regulatory Capture in the Philippines– [The Manila Times] 07.04.16


OCC probed for regulatory capture – [FX Week] 07.01.16


Reclaiming the Idea of Shareholder Value – [Harvard Business Review]07.01.16


GAO Regulatory Capture Probe Adds NCUA – [Credit Union Times] 06.29.16


Government Accountability Office Expands Regulatory Capture Probe Beyond Fed – [Wall Street Journal]06.28.16


Regulations and Greater User Control Needed for Use of Online Personal Data – [World Economic Forum] 06.27.16


Wall Street cash or Elizabeth Warren: Hillary’s choice – [CNBC] 06.22.16


9 out of 10 experts agree: Britain doesn’t trust the experts on Brexit – [Washington Post] 06.22.16


Google’s former top sales guy says that everyone is afraid of Google and Facebook – [Business Insider] 06.22.16


Populism With a Brain – [Washington Monthly] 06.22.16


Saving Crony Capitalists From Raghuram Rajan – [The Wire] 06.21.16


Why American Sports Are Socialist – [The Atlantic] 06.21.16


The shadowy war on the press: How the rich silence journalists – [Columbia Journalism Review] 06.19.16


Your cable operator is spying on you and selling the data from your set-top box – [Boing Boing] 06.18.16


Libya case against Goldman shines rare spotlight on powerful bank – [Financial Times] 06.18.16


Trump, Clinton money awash in conflicts of interest – [Politico] 06.17.16


Anthem And Cigna Boost Spending On Lobbying As Lawmakers Review Merger – [International Business Times] 06.17.16


French shareholders win say on executive pay – [Financial Times] 06.11.16


Advisory fees gap widens in favour of Wall Street – [Financial Times] 06.10.16


Who Makes Sure Hospital Mergers Do No Harm? Almost Nobody – [ProPublica] 06.10.16


Google hired at least 65 European government officials in 10 years – [Business Insider] 06.06.16


Sweden’s richest 1% of households control 24% of the population’s wealth; Japan’s only 4.3% – [The Economist] 06.05.16


Sweden’s richest 1% of households control 24% of the population’s wealth; Japan’s only 4.3% – [The Economist] 06.05.16


Google: new concerns raised about political influence by senior ‘revolving door’ jobs – [The Guardian] 06.05.16


A Guaranteed Income for Every American – [Wall Street Journal] 06.04.16


More visible scandals may mean that a country is becoming less corrupt – [The Economist] 06.02.16


How Health Insurance Companies Pump Money Into Politics – [International Business Times] 06.01.16


CEOs with Lots of Stock Options Are More Likely to Break Laws – [Harvard Business Review] 06.01.16


Lobbyists Are Behind the Rise in Corporate Profits – [Harvard Business Review] 06.01.16


ExxonMobil May Face Many Millions In Fines After Court Reverses Baytown Refinery Decision – [Houston Public Media] 06.01.16


Attack on Rajan stokes talk of change at India’s central bank – [Financial Times] 05.30.16


Behind the Scenes, Billionaires’ Growing Control of News – [New York Times] 05.29.16


A niche business straddling journalism and oil is proving surprisingly lucrative – [The Economist] 05.28.16


The Story Behind the E.P.A’s Contaminated Water Revelation – [New York Times] 05.27.16


SEC probes Alibaba’s accounting practices – [Financial Times] 05.26.16


Regulatory Capture and the Revolving Door – [Outside the Beltway] 05.21.16


Getting to Know the World’s Super-Rich – [ The Atlantic] 05.21.16


Regulator, Captured: The Stephanie Timmermeyer Story – [ LittleSis]05.20.16


Death by Market Power: Reform, Competition, and Patient Outcomes in the National Health Service – [American Economic Journal] 05.20.16


Guardian set to break up six-strong team of investigative reporters as journalists told to find other roles – [Press Gazette] 05.20.16


Hedge Fund Cash Flows To GOP Lawmakers Seeking To Loosen Government Grip on Fannie and Freddie – [Wall Street Journal] 05.14.16


Monopoly’s New Era – [Project Syndicate] 05.13.16


Facebook news selection is in hands of editors not algorithms, documents show – [The Guardian] 05.12.16


Banking’s New Normal – [The New Yorker] 05.12.16


When Google is more powerful than the government – [Fusion] 05.12.16


Facebook Dislikes Conservatives, and That’s OK – [BloombergView] 05.11.16


Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News – [Gizmodo] 05.09.16


Biggest backers of executive pay revealed – [Financial Times] 05.09.16


The end of American meritocracy – [Financial Times] 05.09.16


The real cost of big tech’s accounting games – [Financial Times] 05.09.16


Remember that study saying America is an oligarchy? 3 rebuttals say it’s wrong – [Vox] 05.09.16


Yes, the Economy Is Rigged, Contrary to What Some Economists Try to Tell You – [Beat the Press] 05.07.16


The Economy Is Rigged, and Other Presidential Campaign Myths – [New York Times] 05.07.16


How to disentangle business from government – [The Economist] 05.07.16


Confessions of an ex-regulator: Farzad Mostashari on how government should work – [Politico]05.06.16


Bribery Tangles With Politics at the Supreme Court – [Bloomberg] 05.06.16


The Book That Will Save Banking From Itself – [Bloomberg] 05.06.16


Uber’s appointment of Neelie Kroes flags up EU’s revolving door – [Financial Times] 05.05.16


Cartoonist Fired From Farm News for Pro-Farmer Cartoon – [New York Times]05.05.16


Facebook, Apple and Amazon to lobby next president over tech worker visas – [The Guardian] 05.05.16


How U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara struck fear into Wall Street and Albany – [The New Yorker] 05.05.16


Proposed rules could make it easier for consumers to sue banks – [Washington Post] 05.05.16


There’s Too Much Red Tape (But Only a Little) – [Bloomberg] 05.05.16


Across the world, politically connected tycoons are feeling the squeeze – [The Economist] 05.05.16


Eric Holder, Wall Street Double Agent, Comes in From the Cold – [Rolling Stone]04.28.16


Sanders calls Clinton’s fundraising ‘obscene,’ but it’s more nuanced — influence isn’t corruption – [Los Angeles Times] 04.27.16


The Quiet War on Corporate Accountability – [New York Times]04.26.16


Google’s Remarkably Close Relationship With the Obama White House, in Two Charts – [The Intercept]04.22.16


Wall Street Bonus Pay Restricted Under Regulators’ Proposal – [Bloomberg] 04.21.16


Why Haven’t Bankers Been Punished? Just Read These Insider SEC Emails – [ProPublica] 04.21.16


Mitsubishi affair: what you need to know – [Financial Times] 04.20.16


Eric Holder, Wall Street Double Agent, Comes in From the Cold – [Rolling Stone]04.28.16


Sanders calls Clinton’s fundraising ‘obscene,’ but it’s more nuanced — influence isn’t corruption – [Los Angeles Times] 04.27.16


The Quiet War on Corporate Accountability – [New York Times]04.26.16


Google’s Remarkably Close Relationship With the Obama White House, in Two Charts – [The Intercept]04.22.16


Wall Street Bonus Pay Restricted Under Regulators’ Proposal – [Bloomberg] 04.21.16


Why Haven’t Bankers Been Punished? Just Read These Insider SEC Emails – [ProPublica] 04.21.16


Mitsubishi affair: what you need to know – [Financial Times] 04.20.16


The European Commission goes after Google again – [The Economist] 04.20.16


Here’s How to Fix All That Federal Regulation – [Bloomberg View] 04.18.16


Robber Baron Recessions – [New York Times] 04.18.16


Evarist Bartolo launches another attack on MFSA head Joe Bannister  – [The Malta Independent] 04.18.16


How to Break the Wall Street to Washington Merry-Go-Round – [Foreign Policy] 04.18.16


BlackRock Wields Its Big Stick Like a Wet Noodle on C.E.O. Pay  [New York Times]  04.17.16



How Wall Street Finds New Ways to Sell Old, Opaque Products to Retail Investors – [Bloomberg] 04.15.16


Aetna Hires Tom Daschle, Other Former Government Officials, To Lobby For Controversial Merger With Humana – [International Business Times] 04.12.16


Are Canada’s rail-safety regulators in the pocket of a regulation-averse industry? – [Toronto Star] 04.12.16


Citizens group asks AG to investigate green-energy ‘corruption’ in Vermont government  [] 04.11.16


Sorry Paul, but the Bailout WAS about the Banks – [Credit Slips] 04.10.16


Former HSBC boss tried to avoid tax on £8m Kensington house – [The Guardian] 04.07.16


Valeant Is a Reminder of the Peril of Outsize Executive Pay – [New York Times] 04.05.16


Can the Fed stay independent in a polarized era? – [Brookings] 04.04.16


Trade, at what price? – [Economist] 04.04.16



Kashkari takes on Wall Street from farm-rich Fed region – [Reuters] 04.03.16


Trump and Sanders’ common cause – [Politico] 04.03.16


Big Banks Aided Firm At Center Of International Bribery Scandal – [Huffington Post] 04.02.16


Unaoil Bribery Scandal: The company that bribed the world – [The Age] 03.30.16


Make elites compete: Why the 1% earn so much and what to do about it – [Brookings] 03.29.16


Federal Corruption Prosecutions Plummet Under Barack Obama – [International Business Times] 03.24.16


The Prison-Commercial Complex – [New York Times] 03.21.16


Now There’s Proof: Docs Who Get Company Cash Tend to Prescribe More Brand-Name Meds – [ProPublica] 03.17.16 


Donald Trump Has Received Nearly $2 Billion In Free Media Attention – [Huffington Post] 03.16.16 


What Bernie Sanders would do to America – [The Washington Post] 03.14.16 


How the refineries came to own our air pollution regulators – [Los Angeles Times] 03.12.16 


Raising secret campaign money is getting easier and easier, thanks to toothless oversight  – [New York Times] 03.11.16 


Goldman Sachs hired daughter of ally to Malaysian PM – [Forbes] 03.10.16 


Elizabeth Warren Says Federal Rules Are Being Unduly Influenced By Corporate Interests – [International Business Times] 03.09.16 


Micromanaging Liquidity: Yet Another Invitation to Regulatory Capture – [Forbes] 03.08.16 


Bernie Sanders Criticizes Obama’s FDA Nominee for Big Pharma Ties – [Alternet] 03.06.16 


The FDA now officially belongs to Big Pharma – [Salon] 03.06.16 


Congressional watchdog to probe lax Fed bank oversight – [Reuters] 03.04.16 


Hillary Clinton is going back to normal: Funding event with Wall Street Lobbyist – [International Business Times] 02.29.16


Why is Donald Trump threatening  Amazon and Jeff Bezos? – [Cnet] 02.28.16


Overdraft fees became a pillar of banks business model – [Buzzfeed] 02.26.16


Where did the drop in oil prices disappear? The story of consolidation in the Airline Industry – [The New York Times] 02.06.16


Entrepreneurs need a pro-market, not a pro-business, President – [Inc.] 01.29.16


Bernie Sanders, Rand Paul and the theory of “Regulatory Capture” – [The Huffington Post] 01.26.16


Warren Buffett versus Elon Musk, The regulatory game in Nevada’s energy market – [Bloomberg] 01.28.16


Regulatory Capture, The Brexit and the perspective of business leaders  – [The Telegraph] 01.25.16


The U.S Chambers of commerce; The Most Powerful Political Organization In Washington– ​[The ​Huffington Post] 01.​​2​3​.16


The power of platforms. Will the Internet be dominated by monopolies – [The New York Times] 01.20.16