Friday, September 19, 2014
I've been really enjoying Ken Burns' series on Roosevelt. Being a baby boomer, I don't have as much appreciation as I should of how much he changed this country and our philosophy of government for the better. If you can catch it, watch it.
It isn't the materials that are injected into deep geologic strutures. It's leakage from faulty well casings. This makes perfect sense. For all the touted technology excellence you would think the industry would pay more attention to the concrete.
This piece by Usha Rodrigues in Slate shows how, with our convoluted tax code, even small donation can be corrupting for Congress. In the JOBS act, there was a special provision inserted that only benefited a single corporate interest. And, strangely enough, the principals of the corporation made modest donations to the congress critters that engineered the changes. These principals had never donated to congressional campaigns before. Quid meet Quo. The overall impact was so small that it went by completely under the corruption-detection radar. But it was corruption nonetheless.