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Leah McGrath Goodman
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An award-winning investigative journalist, Leah McGrath Goodman writes about money, politics and institutional cultures of corruption. She is a contributor to CNN/Fortune, writer-at-large for Institutional Investor and member of the London Speaker Bureau. She has written for Bloomberg, Marie Claire, Forbes, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and Barron's. She is the author of "The Asylum: Inside the Rise and Ruin of the Global Oil Market," nominated for the 2011 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Find her on her blog at or on Twitter @truth_eater.

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How Much Is Too Much to Sacrifice?

(5) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 10:37 AM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

My worst moment covering a story came in the basement of London's Heathrow Airport.

I was locked up for more than 12 hours of...

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Miranda Is Not a One-Off; it Happened to Me

(10) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 4:27 PM


Before David Miranda was detained for nine hours at London's Heathrow Airport, there was me.

The news of Miranda's detainment came while I was cooking dinner in my kitchen, where I make my home in Vermont. It was early evening...

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Killing Your Own: The Truth About Oil Speculators

(130) Comments | Posted March 14, 2011 | 1:43 PM

In the mid-1990s, the U.S. Marine Corps sent more than a dozen generals, colonels and other high-ranking officers to the trading floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange, the world's reigning oil market. Their mission: to see how the traders behaved when forced to make tough decisions under high stress...

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