Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Everybody Gets Rich

There are levels of corruption in government. Generally the key to getting away with it is to do the kinds of things that are just standard. You know, it isn't corruption, it's just "the way things are done."

And then there's this kind of thing.

For the sprawling effort to restore Puerto Rico’s crippled electrical grid, the territory’s state-owned utility has turned to a two-year-old company from Montana that had just two full-time employees on the day Hurricane Maria made landfall.

The company, Whitefish Energy, said last week that it had signed a $300 million contract with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority to repair and reconstruct large portions of the island’s electrical infrastructure. The contract is the biggest yet issued in the troubled relief effort.

If they get the job done, who cares, but...