November 2009 Posts
The federal government has awarded about $17 billion in direct contracts under the various provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Thomas Friedman, author of Hot, Flat and Crowded, a book that touts green jobs, has argued that a “clean energy bubble” would be a good thing.
Wall Street’s casino has preempted that for now, but there is disturbing new evidence from Oregon this week that green jobs have become the hot new bait for corporate tax scams wrapped in the sheep’s clothing of “economic development incentives.”
Last spring, when the ink was barely dry on the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), there was already concern about an emerging frenzy of lobbying on behalf of corporations seeking a slice of the st
Here's a mystery for Recovery Act sleuths: how do you spend more than $1 billion and have no jobs to show for it? That's one of odd results from an examination of the ARRA recipient data recently released on Recovery.gov.
In a victory for transparency, the ARRA data on Recovery.gov now has names--the names, that is, of the highest paid officers at companies that received Recovery Act contracts directly from the federal government.