Special Section: Stories of Accountability

Photo of a skylight.
Joel Meyerowitz

A global economy wrecked by unchecked greed. A massive bailout that still has us trying to follow the money. A war that challenges us to stay true to our values. Separate problems. But they’ve all provoked a demand for more transparency. “Sunlight,” wrote Brandeis, “is said to be the best of disinfectants.”

Here are some stories of accountability. To citizens of the nation, and of the world.

Top Cop: If leaders had listened to Elizabeth Warren years ago, she wouldn’t have the job she has now.

Not on His Watch: In the global financial crisis, will Robert Zoellick hold rich nations accountable to the developing world? Bank on it.

Executive Counsel: Meet the president’s new lawyers—And their new lawyers

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