December 28, 2006
On Making Sausage
I was reading an article in this week's Washington Post weekly edition about milk price supports, which you can find here. It was truly insightful and... sad, in that it told the power that money has in this country.
There's similar articles here
A long, long time ago, I worked as an intern in the Arizona State Senate. I remember watching a committee staff person working closely at a table with someone from the Salt River Project (what was then, and I assume now, a large utility company in Arizona), going carefully over a bill. I asked someone else what was going on, and she explained that the bill was to regulate utilities -- and the person from SRP was there to make sure it didn't regulate them 'too much.'
I wondered then, and now, if consumers had someone sitting at the table with a few hours to pick at and change the language?
Hope your Holidays are going well. Posting will slowly get back to normal.
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