ARD-exclusiv: Rot-Gruen macht Kasse

Thanks to FD for sending along this link, it is an ARD feature on Gerhard Schroeder and Joschka Fischer, who since their time together in a coalition government have become highly-paid industrial lobbyists, most significantly in oil and gas.

One highlight is that while Schroeder made environmental protection a key electoral platform when he was a German politican, in his capacity working with TNK-BP, the company has been responsible for oil spills bigger in volume than BP’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.

The lesson, unsurprisingly, is simple: if you pay people enough money, you can get them to say anything and represent any point of view.

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