What The Lever Published This Week:

Americans Paid $11 Billion To Make Drugs You Can't Afford A bombshell report reveals that taxpayers spent billions developing medicines that drugmakers say shouldn’t face Medicare price negotiations.

Wall Street Wants To Keep Your Drug Prices High The government is finally attempting to regulate overpriced drugs, but venture capital firms don’t want to lose their lucrative hold on life-saving pharmaceuticals.

SCOTUS Is Considering A Deregulation Bomb — A new Supreme Court case could be a death blow to federal protections that have been in place for decades.

Sirota's Signals: Yes, $13,000 Per Hour Plus, the truth about your credit cards, the scourge of our distraction economy, Honest Abe’s dying wish, banning your right to cold beer, and much more.

YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Mega-Merger (Potentially) Blocked On Aisle Five — Plus, consumers could be protected from insurer meltdowns, dueling communities reach rare agreement over water rights, and rural America scores access to clean water.

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Stuff To Listen To:

LEVER TIME: The Future of Lever Podcasts — Lever founder David Sirota shares some exciting news about the future of Lever podcasts.

MVC: Cars (w/ CJ Koepp) The MVC team explores the idea of rural deindustrialization in the 2006 Disney-Pixar animated film Cars.

The Lever In The News:

The Lever Investigates The Israel Lobby's $90 Million War Chest — The Lever’s Amos Barshad joined Your Call on the Bay Area public radio station KALW to discuss “Inside The Israel Lobby’s New $90 Million War Chest.”