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    Many Politicians Voting for the TARP Bailout Protected Their Own Wealth

    Amid heightened focus on conflicts of interests, new research shows how legislators’ votes on the 2008 bank bailout tracked with the exposure to peril of their personal stock portfolios Read more

    Economists and Trump: Straight Talk on Trade

    By suppressing important questions in favor of being cheerleaders for globalization, economists failed to influence the public conversation Read more