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Opinion: Trump sells regulatory favors to his donors
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Opinion: Trump sells regulatory favors to his donors

Authors Sam Berger and Ethan Gurwitz discuss the corrupt economic ethos of the Trump administration.

Authors

  • Sam Berger
  • Ethan Gurwitz

President Donald Trump recently directed Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to prepare steps to subsidize coal and nuclear power plants, which are struggling to compete against cheaper, cleaner alternatives. This directive would bail out some of his largest donors while increasing energy costs for millions of Americans, showing once again the grift and graft ethos at the center of his economic policy.

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Authors

Sam Berger

Vice President, Democracy and Government Reform

Ethan Gurwitz

Policy Analyst