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The Political Allocation of Capital: RFK Jr and BrightSource by Bill Glahn

Bill Glahn

On a day when Nobel-prize winner and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu is on the hot seat on Capitol Hill, answering questions about the Solyndra scandal, details are coming out about an even larger, potential scandal. The U.K.’s Daily Mail reports about a $1.4 billion bailout for a firm tied to environmental lawyer and Presidential nephew Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.  The Mail reports, “The revelation […]

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Fox News Story Featuring David Strom: ‘Green’ Recycling Company Bankrupt Weeks After Getting Millions

From Fox News in Mankato: Fox News covered this story featuring policy fellow David Strom. MANKATO, Minn. – What if you could find a way to make money off other people’s trash? On top of that, you’d be helping the environment, turning that trash, in this case plastic agricultural film, into anything from outdoor decks […]

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The Solyndra – Walmart Connection By Paul Chesser — National Legal & Policy Center blog

A lot has been said about the ties of George Kaiser, a campaign contribution bundler for President Obama’s 2008 campaign, to the Solyndra bankruptcy scandal that likely has cost taxpayers $535 millionthanks to a Department of Energy loan guarantee. Kaiser’s investment firm, Argonaut Venture Capital, held over 35 percent of the failed solar company’s stock – more than anyone else. […]

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