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1) Read this long piece by James Fallows. It’s not directly about transparency, but rather government dysfunction. Good thought piece that will make you think.

2) As New York Fed chief, Tim Geithner told AIG to keep their payments to banks secret.

3) The secret life of advocacy groups and non profits.

And, whatever you think of the conference committee brouhaha, Stephen Colbert is funny:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Drag Me to Health – Ezra Klein & Linda Douglass
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Economy
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  • Jake Brewer

    All of those are really interesting articles, Paul. Particularly curious to learn more about advocacy groups funding as it relates to influencing government. It’s a seldom told story.

    Wonder if there’s a solution…