The Rise and Fall of Hope and Change

The Rise and Fall of Hope and Change

Alexis de Toqueville

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
Alexis de Tocqueville

The United States Capitol Building

The United States Capitol Building

The Constitutional Convention

The Constitutional Convention

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The Continental Congress

George Washington at Valley Forge

George Washington at Valley Forge

Friday, March 9, 2012

STOCK Act and Fraud: Competing Visions, Common Goal to Address Government Corruption

From The Heritage Foundation:


by Paul J. Larkin Jr.
The Heritage Foundation
March 09, 2012
Last month, the House and Senate passed, by overwhelming majorities, different versions of a bill entitled the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act. The bills would acknowledge that the insider trading laws apply to federal officials. The Senate version would also reach other perceived public corruption problems. This Issue Brief discusses the anti-fraud components of the Senate version. Here, too, the House’s policy choice is the better one.

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