Adam Davidson

Adam Davidson


@NewYorker staff writer. Coming soon: The Passion Economy on @hearluminary sign up: https://t.co/4ojS7WvqZC Tips: mail@adamdavidson.com

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This week's episode of Broken: Jeffrey Epstein tells two very different stories about how the man groomed his victims. It's fascinating, painful, beautiful.

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Reminder: coverups usually work. Most white collar and political crimes go unpunished and, often, uninvestigated. One amazing example: Epstein's late '80s blatant role in the then-largest-ever Ponzi Scheme was not uncovered until now. A great tale:

Dear journalist twitter: I am looking for a kick-ass investigative reporter in France. Any suggestions?

I spent this week—of all weeks—studying Epstein’s crimes and the many, many people who knew about them and did nothing or, worse, helped hide them. It’s a bad week for trust in our fellow peoples.

A beautiful essay about national borders, in this case the Nigeria-Cameroon one, and how language, history, technology, and accident make borders impossible and essential. (by my wife, Jen Banbury)

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But the key point, here, is that Trump's core trade policy is based on the ideas of a man who needs to invent fake characters to make his arguments, because no real, actual human beings will back up his claims. As Catherine wrote, he couldn't name a single economist who agrees.

So excited to announce that @GhostPanther  Adam McKay is going into the podcast business with me and @lrmayer  and @SonyMusicGlobal  Finally, we get him out of that movie and tv rut and into real media!

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I know we're all numb, but this is very serious. This is not just a comment. It is an important economic act that is restructuring our economy. Trump is making clear that companies that publicly praise him can get billion dollar deals from govt agencies. 1/

God damn it, reporters. STOP framing the tax bill as a fight between two equal sides. just had "Democrats say it hurts the middle class" and helps the rich. ALL analysis, including JCT which is overseen by Rs, says this. This, simply, IS a transfer from poor to rich.

Ivanka claimed that she isn't worried about Mueller because the family never did business with Iran: Let me explain how they did, in fact, almost certainly do business with Iran. Everything I write here is acknowledged by the Trump Org. 1/

There are days I just want to scream: PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS A KNOWING PARTNER IN A LIKELY IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD MONEY-LAUNDERING AND WMD-ACQUIRING SCHEME. Today is the most that kind of day. How is this not on the front page of every paper? How does this not lead the news?

The Trump Org's business was fraud. This is no longer an opinion. We now know precisely how it worked, which frauds they committed, with names, dates, quotes, etc. This is because of amazing reporting. The latest, from and : 1/

There is NO immigration crisis. Immigrants, including undocumented ones: - have no impact on employment levels or increase the number of jobs. - commit fewer crimes. - pay more in taxes than they receive. - Help us with the public finance problems of aging population.

A Trump building project in Indonesia is receiving millions from Chinese government. How is this not emoluments? via

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