Tag: Conflicts of Interest

An Overloaded Ferry Flipped and Drowned Hundreds of Schoolchildren. Could It Happen Again?

Searching for passengers from the Sewol on April 16, 2014.CreditThe Dong-a Ilbo, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The ferry being salvaged in 2017.CreditChoi Young-su/Yonhap, via Associated Press When things go wrong, those in power often promise to make it right. But do they? In this series, The Times is going back to the scene […]

Read More

She Left the Education Dept. for Groups It Curbed. Now She’s Back, With Plans.

WASHINGTON — Depending on whom you ask, Diane Auer Jones has returned to the Education Department with either a mission or a vengeance. A little more than a decade ago she resigned as an assistant secretary for postsecondary education in the George W. Bush administration, after protesting the department’s treatment of an accreditor that oversaw […]

Read More

McKinsey Said Disclosure Rules Were Confusing. It Ignored Its Own Primer.

McKinsey & Company has spent months fighting in court over how it should disclose potential conflicts of interest when it advises bankrupt companies. The powerful consulting firm has defended itself by arguing that federal disclosure rules are so vague and confusing that almost no one can agree on how to comply. But for years McKinsey […]

Read More