About Revolving Door Project (RDP)
Many of the deep rules that govern our rigged economy are written within the executive branch and outside the purview of most of civil society. From the semi-independent bureaus of the Treasury Department (the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the IRS) to the Federal Reserve, OMB, FTC, and beyond, executive branch personnel play a significant role in determining the fundamental rules that govern our economy.
The Revolving Door Project educates civil society in order to counteract the advantage that Wall Street and corporate America have in this rule writing process. We do this by alerting and educating the media and activists when hardworking people are being taken advantage of and by whom.
If we want the executive branch to write rules that structure the economy away from rent extraction and in the direction of greater economic equality, we need to ensure the right people hold key executive branch positions like the Treasury Secretary and SEC Commissioner. The executive branch needs to empower dedicated civil servants rather than self-interested people rotating between relatively short stints in government and longer stints in the very industries they’re supposed to regulate. And when the executive branch fails to police the forces exacerbating economic inequality, Congress must provide prompt and certain oversight.
What does the Revolving Door Project (RDP) do that’s unique such that you might appreciate yet another email in your inbox a couple of times every month?
Each week, the Revolving Door Project will delve into the workings of the executive branch with an eye towards how this immense institution's many parts are, or are not, working for the public interest. Readers can expect regular updates on sitting and potential executive branch personnel, agency capacity and functionality, corporate crime enforcement, administrative legal strategy, and congressional oversight, with a particular focus on issue areas including financial regulation, anti-monopoly, housing, and climate and the environment.
The Revolving Door Project exists to serve as a resource — please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com with any questions on any of these topics.