10/04/2012 08:45 am ET Updated Dec 04, 2012

SImon Johnson: 'Special Interests Typically Win Out'

Economic policy is always torn between helping the broader social interest - lots of ordinary people - and favoring particular special interests. Unfortunately, special interests typically win out in the kind of situation we have in America in 2012, when it's all about spending money to win friends and influence people.

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