Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Insider Trading by Congress Be Allowed?"
"The Senate, of course, has always had its share of members unable to distinguish between their own personal fortunes and the nation's...
One has to go back to the Gilded Age to find a time when the Senate seemed of equal inconsequence. At that time, senators were widely criticized for being captive to moneyed interests and bent on self-enrichment. It was thought that these twin evils stemmed from the fact that senators were elected by state legislatures rather than by popular vote.
Apparently not. "
Max Holland, "An Ethics Quagmire: Senators Beat the Stock Market—and Get Rich—With Insider Information," The Washington Spectator, Jan. 1, 2006
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Editor of the online newsletter Washington Decoded, Mar. 2007-present
Contributing Editor, The Nation
Contributing Editor, The Wilson Quarterly
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence
His articles have appeared in The Atlantic, American Heritage, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Studies in Intelligence, the Journal of Cold War Studies, Reviews in American History, and online at History News Network
Research Fellow, Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia,1998-2003
Received the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award, Harvard University's Nieman Center and the Columbia University School of Journalism, 2001
Received the Studies in Intelligence Award, Central Intelligence Agency, 2001