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Washington Post: ‘Using his position for private gain’: Ben Carson was warned he might run afoul of ethics rules by enlisting his son

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson allowed his son to help organize an agency “listening tour” in Baltimore last summer despite warnings from department lawyers that doing so risked violating federal ethics rules, according to internal documents and people familiar with the matter.

New York Times: When gentrification isn’t about housing

Gentrification has become a more capacious idea lately. The poor are still gentrification’s victims, but in this new meaning, the harm is not rent increases and displacement — it’s something psychic, a theft of pride and an appropriation of culture.

AmericanBanker: Mulvaney launches public review of entire CFPB

AmericanBanker, January 17, 2018: Mulvaney launches public review of entire CFPB The CFPB said it plans to publish a series of requests for information in the Federal Register in the coming weeks asking for the public to weigh in on the agency’s enforcement, supervision, rulemaking, market monitoring and education activities. “In this New Year, and under …

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Impact Alpha: BlackRock just did one thing that changed the game for anyone who invests

Larry Fink, chief executive of BlackRock, which manages $6 trillion in investments, told business leaders that if they want to do business with BlackRock moving forward, they’re going to need to contribute to society in addition to making a profit. It’s an enormous step from one of the world’s most influential money managers.

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