Don’t Ban Books, Ban This

By Preet Bharara

Dear Reader,

It’s not often that you see quick action on an issue, especially on one that has festered a long while. You may recall that a month ago I wrote about a policy pet peeve of mine — the permissibility of individual stock trading by members of Congress. I tweet about it frequently and support and amplify others who express outrage at the practice, given the ability of members to move markets and come into nonpublic information on a regular basis. I myself stopped owning or trading individual stocks long ago because I thought it was incompatible with clean public service.