From Economic Thought, a special issue on Ethics and Economics. Robert H. Nelson (Maryland): Confessions of a Policy Analyst: Ethical Dilemmas Facing Economic Professionals in Government. Apologists for power: William Davies reviews Economists and the Powerful: Convenient Theories, Distorted Facts, Ample Rewards by Norbert Haring and Niall Douglas (and a response). Servants of the 1%: Pablo Torija on politicians and the economic elite. Bruce Bartlett on wealth inequality and political inequality. Marc Chandler on a radical critique from an unexpected source — the head of currency trading at a major Wall Street firm considers global capital markets. Of money, morality and militants: Carl Raschke on why we need more Calvinists as finance ministers. Charles S. Maier on the return of political economy: High time to analyse deprivation, wealth and inequality on a world scale.