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Obama Backers Make President Top Fundraiser From Business - Businessweek
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama, who has been characterized as anti-business by his political opponents, has received more in campaign contributions from business executives this year than any Republican presidential candidate.
Barack_Obama  funding  campaign  contributions  corporate_influence 
december 2011 by dissident
APNewsBreak: Report finds art funding serves wealthy audience, is out of touch with diversity - The Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Billions of dollars in arts funding is serving a mostly wealthy, white audience that is shrinking while only a small chunk of money goes to emerging art groups that serve poorer communities that are more ethnically diverse, according to a report being released Monday.
art  inequality  funding  philanthropy  wealthy 
october 2011 by dissident
BBC News - US black scientists much less likely to get funding
Black scientists in the US are much less likely to be awarded funding than their white counterparts, says a US government research-funding agency
racism  science  African_Americans  funding  research 
august 2011 by dissident
RealClimate: Reflections on funding panels
Despite what is often claimed, climate scientists aren’t “just in it for the money”. But what scientists actually do to get money and how the funding is distributed is rarely discussed. Since I’ve spent time as a reviewer and on a number of panels for various agencies that provide some of the input into those decisions, I thought it might be interesting to discuss some of the real issues that arise and the real tensions that exist in this process. Obviously, I’m not going to discuss specific proposals, calls, or even the agencies involved, but there are plenty of general insights worth noting.
science  funding  scientists  panels  grants 
january 2011 by dissident
Interest-group spending for midterm up fivefold from 2006; many sources secret
Interest groups are spending five times as much on the 2010 congressional elections as they did on the last midterms, and they are more secretive than ever about where that money is coming from.
funding  elections  corporations  campaign_finance  United_States 
october 2010 by dissident

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