Alex Blumberg Alex Blumberg is a contributing editor for NPR's Planet Money. He is also a producer for the public radio program This American Life, and an adjunct professor of journalism at Columbia University.

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Planet Money T-Shirt Exposes Issues Of Work, Trade And Clothes

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Please don't make me pay for your retirement. Alex Blumberg/NPR hide caption

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Why The Falling Birthrate Is Bad News For My 2-Year-Old Son

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Why Does The Mortgage-Interest Tax Deduction Still Exist?

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When Lobbyists Pay To Meet With Congressmen

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Why Lobbyists Dodge Calls From Congressmen

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"I think most Americans would be shocked..." - Sen. Dick Durbin. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images hide caption

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Senator By Day, Telemarketer By Night

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Jack Abramoff in 2004. He's the one on the right. Dennis Cook/AP hide caption

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Jack Abramoff Explains The 'Lobbyist Safecracker Method'

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Forget Stocks Or Bonds, Invest In A Lobbyist

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