U.S. and Canadian regulators open probes into cryptocurrency scams

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currencies-states/u-s-and-canadian-regulators-open-probes-into-cryptocurrency-scams-idUSKCN1IM1HY

http://archive.is/RnSFg

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Oxycontin Maker Quietly Worked to Weaken Legal Doctrine That Could Lead to Jail Time for Executives

https://theintercept.com/2018/02/23/purdue-pharma-oxycontin-opioid-crisis/

http://archive.is/cBmEp

Cato Handbook for Policymakers (8th Edition)

A long list of policy positions and explanations that will give candidates ideas to use for their own positions.

https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/serials/files/cato-handbook-policymakers/2017/2/cato-handbook-for-policymakers-8th-edition_1.pdf

Why Corrupt Bankers Avoid Jail

Numerous explanations have been offered for the failure of the Obama Justice Department to hold the big banks accountable: corporate lobbying in Washington, appeals-court rulings that tightened the definitions of certain types of corporate crime, the redirecting of investigative resources after 9/11. But Eisinger homes in on a subtler factor: the professional psychology of élite federal prosecutors. “The Chickenshit Club” is about a specific vocational temperament.

You might suppose that the glory of convicting a blue-chip C.E.O. would be irresistible. But taking such a case to trial entails serious risk. In contemporary corporations, the decision-making process is so diffuse that it can be difficult to establish criminal culpability beyond a reasonable doubt.

Lose a white-collar criminal trial and you become a symbol of prosecutorial overreach. You might even set back the cause of corporate accountability. Plus, you’ll have a ding on your record.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/31/why-corrupt-bankers-avoid-jail

http://archive.is/EUoqH