Economy & Business

"As Coasts Rebuild and U.S. Pays, Repeatedly, the Critics Ask Why"

"Across the nation, tens of billions of tax dollars have been spent on subsidizing coastal reconstruction in the aftermath of storms, usually with little consideration of whether it actually makes sense to keep rebuilding in disaster-prone areas."

Source: NY Times, 11/19/2012

Election 2012: "Outside Spenders' Return on Investment"

Because of the Citizens United decision, spending on the 2012 election by fossil-fuel and anti-environmental-regulation groups was enormous. The actual results of the election seem to suggest that these business lobbies made some disastrously bad investments. The common media narrative that big money makes big business omnipotent (or omniscient) may be due for fact-checking.

Source: Sunlight Foundation, 11/09/2012


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