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March 08, 2023
Does Austan Goolsbee Still Blindly Trust Wall Street?
His defense of HAMP is that his hands were tied, but he seemingly went out of his way to handcuff himself.
March 01, 2023
We Don't Need A Morgan Stanley Economist On The Fed
The conflict of interest here would be self-evident.
February 24, 2023 | Revolving Door Project newsletter
"Economic Science" Is Whatever Larry Summers Wants It To Be
In many cases, Summers refuses to distinguish between his personal ideology about economics and what he thinks are scientific laws of nature.
February 23, 2023
Biden Must Retract World Bank Nomination Immediately
“Neither private equity, nor Mastercard, nor Citigroup, nor PepsiCo, nor Nestlé, nor Dow promote shared prosperity.”
February 17, 2023 | RDP Newsletter
Hack Watch: Debtors And Lawyers And Trusts, Oh My!
February 09, 2023
"I Lost You The House. I Deserve A Promotion!" What?! No!
There’s no reason for Maloney to wield power or influence over federal politics for the foreseeable future, and certainly no reason to promote him to Labor Secretary.
February 08, 2023 | Revolving Door Project Newsletter
Hannah Story Brown Ananya Kalahasti
Will the White House Let Covid Vaccine Prices Skyrocket?
Since the early days of the pandemic, the federal government has been pre-purchasing Covid vaccines at an average cost of around $20 per dose (around $29 per dose for the bivalent boosters) to ensure public access to vaccination at no cost. However, with Congress no longer willing to fund Covid treatment, the Biden administration has indicated that it intends to end the Covid public health emergency in May, and more or less hand over control of Covid prevention to the healthcare industry.
February 06, 2023 | The American Prospect
Whatever Happened To 'Helping The Sh*t' Out Of People?
In all, these look like the moves of a White House trying to endear itself to big business, now that the Democratic trifecta is gone.
February 01, 2023
The Rubinite In The Running For National Economic Council
It’s only natural to infer that Sylvia Burwell would bring Rubin’s values and vision back to the NEC, if given the job.
January 27, 2023 | The American Prospect
The Myth Of Jeffrey Zients
Zients owes his entire public-policy career to his corporate worldview and connections, which have remained strikingly consistent for over a decade—exactly in keeping with his pre-government history.
January 25, 2023 | Revolving Door Project Newsletter
Hannah Story Brown Emma Marsano
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Biden’s Choice of Chief of Staff Threatens Populist Potential
Last Friday marked the exact midway point of Biden’s presidential term. With this newly divided Congress, there are scant possibilities for legislation in the next two years. By and large, this next stage of Biden’s presidency should be all about the executive branch: implementing recent laws, enforcing existing laws, and enacting much-needed regulation. (Biden should have been overseeing these things all along, of course—that’s what the Presidency is for!)
January 22, 2023
Biden Risks Legacy by Choosing Zients as Chief of Staff
As a businessman, Jeffrey Zients embodied much of the corporate misconduct the executive branch ought to be cracking down on.
January 18, 2023 | Revolving Door Project Newsletter
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FDA Tobacco Scientist Joins Cigarette Company. Nothing To See Here!
We’ve barely begun wading into the troubled waters of the 118th Congress, and House Republicans are already out for the blood of their longtime nemesis: federal workers.
January 18, 2023
Treasury's Ineffectual Climate Advisor Revolves Out
Morton’s tenure brought no visible advancement in the fight against climate change.
December 21, 2022
Hannah Story Brown Andrea Beaty Dorothy Slater Dylan Gyauch-Lewis Julian Scoffield KJ Boyle Max Moran Timi Iwayemi Toni Aguilar Rosenthal
RDP’s 150th Newsletter: Our 2022 Revolving Door Superlatives
How better to mark the darkest day of the year than with a bit of dark humor? This winter solstice, we present our 2022 Revolving Door Superlatives, where we spotlight the most craven, captured, and corrupt personnel and policy debates of this past year. From Revolver of the Year to 2022’s Worst Look to our Biggest Personnel Nightmare Entering 2023, we have a positively ghoulish assemblage of honorees for your perverse reading pleasure. Take comfort, dear reader, in this at least: the days are only getting longer from here on out.