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Five Brief Book Reviews

Founders considered the Electoral College their crowning achievement of the Constitutional Convention.  The divisions by state make the system less corruptible;  the hanging chad problem in Florida was limited to one area of one state.  The system requires a candidate to appeal to a broad range of interests, not just the interests of a small if heavily populated area.

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The Value of Access

“Such access to government leaders in a crony capitalist economy is worth a lot. How much? Here is one measure. When word of Timothy Geithner’s selection to be President Obama’s treasury secretary leaked, the stocks of companies considered close to

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A Time for Honesty on the Banking Crisis

Tim Geithner scolded  Wall Street for its complaints about excess regulation in his Wall Street Journal editorial Financial Crisis Amnesia, March 1, 2012.  In Forbes columnist Charles Kadlec responds in Tim Geithner Covers for Corruption on Pennsylvania Avenue,  3/5/12. Excerpt: But, the culpability of

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