Politics

Elizabeth Warren's Misplaced Wrath

The senator's real complaint against a Brookings scholar was that he published research she didn't agree with.

Selectively outraged.

Photographer: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg

The scandal engineered by Elizabeth Warren involving Robert Litan, the Brookings Institution, and regulatory standards for financial advisors, reflects badly on the senator and the think-tank rather than on Litan, the researcher who was obliged to quit. More important, it does nothing to serve the interests of low-income savers, for whom Warren claims to speak.

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