The United States' financial system is broken for all but a few at the top -- that much is plain. But given the complexity and size of Big Finance, it's hard to pin down why.
"You name it, we are buying it," says NYPD Chief Bill Bratton as city purchases $7.5 million in military-style gear.
Jeff Larson is a data editor at ProPublica. He is a winner of the Livingston Award for the 2011 series "Redistricting: How Powerful Interests are Drawing You Out of a Vote." His public key can be found here.