02 Oct '11, 2pm

4 Lessons from the Solyndra Mess: The economics and politics of investing in new energy technologies.

October 2, 2011 at 9:53AM by Jim DiPeso | comment What are lessons from the Solyndra mess? Lesson Number One. Politicians will seize on a scandal to denounce the moral turpitude of their adversaries. But you knew that already. Happens all the time when there's a chance a little partisan red meat could yield desired headlines. Consequently, the howls of righteous indignation about Solyndra coming out of the Capitol Hill PR smokestacks are not believable. If we were living in a mirror universe, if a Republican administration had given a loan guarantee for a risky product manufactured under a shaky business model by a company called Coalyndra, and if Coalyndra had imploded, you can bet that Democrats running the House oversight committees would be declaring themselves shocked, shocked at the waste of taxpayers' money. Which brings us to Lesson Number Two. Investments in newfa...

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