Regulations

Remember When Donald Trump Promised to Save Social Security?

Remember When Donald Trump Promised to Save Social Security? Remember When Donald Trump Promised to Save Social Security?

Instead, the administration is reportedly considering a plan to eliminate the payroll tax and replace it with a VAT.

Apr 18, 2017 / Helaine Olen

Gary Cohn

President Bannon Is Dead, Long Live President Cohn President Bannon Is Dead, Long Live President Cohn

Donald Trump has finally pivoted—right into a full embrace of Goldman Sachs economics. 

Apr 13, 2017 / David Dayen

Eduardo Paes

An Olympic-Sized Bribery Scandal Crashes Down on Rio’s Former Mayor Eduardo Paes An Olympic-Sized Bribery Scandal Crashes Down on Rio’s Former Mayor Eduardo Paes

Eduardo Paes was supposed to be the future of Brazilian politics. Not anymore.

Apr 13, 2017 / Dave Zirin

Wall Street sign

This Budding Movement Wants to Smash Monopolies This Budding Movement Wants to Smash Monopolies

A very small number of companies control most of the economy. Why hasn’t that been challenged?

Apr 4, 2017 / David Dayen

Federal contract workers on strike

Trump’s Courageous, Valiant Decision to Gut Government Worker Safety Trump’s Courageous, Valiant Decision to Gut Government Worker Safety

Truly admirable: The president has undone regulation ensuring fair pay and safety standards for federal contractors.

Apr 5, 2017 / Michelle Chen

DeVos and Trump visit private schools

Trump’s Administration Is Making It Easier for For-Profit Colleges to Screw Over More Students Trump’s Administration Is Making It Easier for For-Profit Colleges to Screw Over More Students

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has already picked a for-profit college official for her team—are more to come?

Mar 31, 2017 / Michelle Chen

Jay Clayton SEC Confirmation

Trump’s SEC Nominee Has a Major Conflict-of-Interest Problem Trump’s SEC Nominee Has a Major Conflict-of-Interest Problem

Jay Clayton is tied to big banks and corporations—and that could hold up fraud enforcement.

Mar 23, 2017 / David Dayen

West, Texas plant

Why Does Trump Want to Stop Investigating Chemical Accidents? Why Does Trump Want to Stop Investigating Chemical Accidents?

Eliminating a critical agency that costs as much as four Mar-a-Lago trips. 

Mar 23, 2017 / George Zornick

Trump touring the Flint water plant

Trump’s Obsession With Cutting Regulations Will Make America Sick Trump’s Obsession With Cutting Regulations Will Make America Sick

If Republicans have their way, curbing air and water pollution will take a back seat to maximizing profits.

Mar 15, 2017 / Michelle Chen

Dollar bills

How Banks Want To Make It Easier To Launder Money How Banks Want To Make It Easier To Launder Money

What are the limits to financial sector greed?

Feb 22, 2017 / David Dayen

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