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Too Much Of A Good Thing: The Shanghai World Expo

Chi Tung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chi Tung

As goes the World Expo, so goes Shanghai. As goes Shanghai, so goes the security blanket of China. That was the conventional wisdom espoused way back ...

Can the US Get Back the Needed Moral Authority to Host a 2020 World Expo?

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Jacobson

I'm still digging into the slag heap that was the "USA Pavilion" at the World Expo: a completely private, law-evading, tax-exempt gift to wealthy corporations posing as a public institution.

[UPDATED] Privatizing Public Diplomacy: Clinton's Shanghai Expo Sustainability Pledge Goes Awry

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Jacobson

Turning the State Department's functions over to Beltway bandits is not in the interest of the American people. And with each USA Pavilion faux pas, Clinton's argument for privatizing public diplomacy is growing weaker.

How Did The US Manage To Spend $61 Million On Its Shanghai Expo Pavilion?

Adam Minter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Minter

For more than a year I've asked the USA pavilion at Expo 2010 to provide me with a precise accounting of how they're spending the $61 million that they've raised from private corporations.

The Gun Almost Smokes, Pt. II: Potentially Serious Conflicts of Interest at the USA Expo 2010 Pavilion

Adam Minter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Minter

Bluntly put: the IRS would be very interested in any arrangement whereby Winslow is raising tax-deductible contributions for a contract that benefits his client, BRC, and him personally.