Dean Baker for Truthout: It's not clear at this point whether the money Uber is spending on research is being well-spent. We only get the information that they choose to make public.
Trump's conflicts of interest are unprecedented in scope. But conflict of interest laws are often not cut and dry. They involve interpretation by lawyers and judges.
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Dick Meister is a San Francisco-based freelance columnist who has covered labor ad politics for more than a half-century. Contact him through his web site, dickmeister.com.