Marketplace for Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Think all political contributions go toward campaigns? Maybe if those campaigns include golf trips and nights at the burlesque house. In the last installment of his PAC Men series, Steve Henn reports.
Private ownership can create wealth, but too much of it can bog down the economy. Host Kai Ryssdal asks Columbia law professor Michael Heller about the problems with the current property rights system.
General Electric and an Abu Dhabi investment firm announced a deal for clean energy research and an expansion of GE's aircraft engine production in the Middle East. Sam Eaton reports.
Outdoor clothes drying racks save energy and money, but try convincing homeowners' associations in the U.S. that they're not just an eyesore. One Australian company is accepting the challenge. Joel Rose reports.