Paul Barrett, Bloomberg

Paul Barrett


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Past articles by Paul:

Facebook’s New Board Has Incentives to Bring Back Donald Trump

The panel is structured in ways that help the former president’s chances of regaining his posting privileges. → Read More

It’s Time to Grant Content Moderators Full Employment

Without their work, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube would be inundated not just by spam but by bullying, hate speech, and other harmful content. → Read More

Commentary: Five years after Rana Plaza, Bangladesh still needs $1.2 billion fix

Five years ago this week, just after thousands of garment workers had settled in behind their sewing machines, a poorly built eight-story Bangladeshi factory complex called Rana Plaza buckled and collapsed. More than 1,130 people, mostly young women, died; 2,500 were injured. → Read More

The Tech Giants’ Secret War Against Fake News Is Too Secret

We know the internet companies can make more progress against lies and terror through transparency. Look at what they just did with their algorithms. → Read More

The Lawyer Who Beat Big Tobacco Takes On the Opioid Industry

Mike Moore made cigarette companies pay for the high cost of treating smokers. Here he comes again. → Read More

How Top U.S. Law Firms Get Away With Paying Women Less

Kerrie Campbell took on a storied legal industry name in a lawsuit that’s shaking the profession. → Read More

How a Corporate Assault on Greenpeace Is Spreading

Trump’s New York law firm brings a second racketeering suit against the environmental group → Read More

Actually Getting Rid of Robert E. Lee Can Be More Difficult Than You’d Think

Some southern states have laws that create obstacles to removing Confederate memorials. → Read More

With a Friend in the White House, the NRA Scrambles to Find Other Targets

Lacking Obama as a foil, the influential gun lobby stays busy pushing pro-gun legislation and attacking mainstream media. → Read More

Concealed Carry Could Be Headed for the Supreme Court

A recent appeals-court ruling on concealed handguns includes a cry for clarity → Read More

Trump’s Obsession With Leaks

Trump’s quest to root out leakers brought down a chief of staff and a press secretary. Who might be next? → Read More

How a Canadian Timber Company Is Using U.S. Racketeering Law to Go After Greenpeace

And how Hustler Magazine may help the defense. → Read More

Can Mueller Do That? Inquiry Now Crosses Trump's ‘Red Line’

Despite what President Donald Trump and his lawyers say, the U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the 2016 campaign and Russia appears to have ample authority to examine a broad range of activities involving Trump’s businesses. → Read More

Can Mueller Do That? Inquiry Now Crosses Trump's `Red Line'

Mueller’s investigation includes Trump’s real estate deals and the 2013 Miss Universe pageant. → Read More

The Head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Isn’t Going Down Without a Fight

Richard Cordray, an Obama appointee, is trying to make it easier for customers to sue their banks → Read More

What’s Behind Exxon’s Latest Climate-Friendly Turn

Why is the fossil-fuel giant backing a carbon tax proposal? Check the fine print. → Read More

Did Donald Trump Jr. Provide the Smoking Gun?

An overeager son’s emails raise the serious legal question of conspiracy. → Read More

The F-35 Costs Even More When You Fly It

The estimate for keeping the fighter jet ariborne is $1.1 trillion, and climbing. → Read More

Trump Begins the Rightward Shift of America’s Courts

Republicans blocked Obama’s nominees for years. Now they’re moving to fill all those seats they kept vacant. → Read More

Why ABC News Settled a Multibillion-Dollar Suit Over ‘Pink Slime’

Faced with a potential $5.7 billion verdict, ABC News last week settled a lawsuit brought by a South Dakota meat company objecting to negative coverage of a beef product critics have called pink slime. The pact—the terms of which were kept confidential—came in the middle of what had been scheduled to be a long trial. The beef industry prefers to call the additive in question “lean, finely… → Read More