Corruption, lobbying, corporate malfeasance, and frauds: a weekly unconventional selection of must-read articles by investigative journalist Bethany McLean. 

 

Who, us? Kill dissidents? Hack phones? Nooooo, never. Saudi Arabia, such a surprise, has long maintained that it didn’t hack Jeff Bezos’s phone. But in a bombshell piece that kicked off a media storm, The Guardian says otherwise. If you’re interestedand how can you not be interested?you might as well start with the original

 

 

In other news of larger than life CEOs, Elon Musk is winning his battle (War? Crusade?!) against the short sellers. Readers probably know what I think of Muskbut what that means for Tesla’s ability to survive and thrive, I don’t have a clue. But I do think it’s pretty great that unlike in the old days, where skepticism about superstar companies swirled under the surface, now, you can evaluate the skepticism for yourself thanks to crowdsourcing:

 

 

Speaking of larger than life, now that it looks like Boris Johnson hasreallypulled off Brexit, it might be time to revisit this lovely piece. It has everything.  H/T a friend.

 

 

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