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The Blotch on Eric Holder’s Record: Wall Street Accountability (The Nation)
While the departing Attorney General would prefer to focus on his civil rights legacy, George Zornick notes how little Holder’s Justice Department has done to punish the architects of the financial crisis.
For Oil and Gas Companies, Rigging Seems to Involve Wages, Too (ProPublica)
The Labor Department has identified hundreds of cases of oil and gas workers being cheated out of their earnings, writes Naveena Sadasivam, who also cites Roosevelt Institute Fellow Annette Bernhardt.
Coming Out at Work (Slate)
Radical salary transparency promotes trust and cohesion in the workplace and makes it easier for employees to tell whether or not they’re being treated fairly, writes Jordan Weissmann.
How the 0.00003 Percent Lives (NY Mag)
Annie Lowrey looks at a new study that reveals the typical billionaire to be an aging Wall Street banker and Ivy League patron who’s planning to pass down his wealth to his children and grandchildren.
The Show-Off Society (NYT)
It’s no use scolding the super-rich for flaunting what they have, writes Paul Krugman. Reducing inequality and bringing the privileged back down to earth is a policy choice we have to make.
Quantifying Americans’ Distrust of Corporations (The Atlantic)
Surveys show that only 36 percent of Americans view corporations as a source of hope, whereas 84 percent of the Chinese public views them positively, reports Bourree Lam.
New on Next New Deal
Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow David Woolner, who was a historical adviser for The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, says the film shows how Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt saved free enterprise in the U.S.