by Conor Friedersdorf

That's the subject of this Tim Carney piece. But it might as well be about any number of Washington DC policy fights – everyone is trying to game the system in ways that would give people outside the profession of politics trouble sleeping. It's too complicated to excerpt (which is why the hucksters can get away with it). That reminds me that if you want to understand how lobbying in DC works, and you're willing to invest a bit of time, this Washington Post series is better than anything I've ever come across on the subject.

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