Tuesday, April 9, 2013

California's High-Speed Rail Boondoggle: An Interview With CFEC's Eric Christen

California's High-Speed Rail Boondoggle: An Interview With CFEC's Eric Christen:
"I'm sorry, but it's the largest project in United States
history, and if I could have more than a minute of your time, I
would really appreciate it," said Eric Christen, Executive Director
of the Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction (CFEC), during
a committee hearing regarding California's $68 billion high-speed
rail project. Christen was soon cut off by assembly member Bonnie
Lowenthal, who cited time constraints.  Video
available here
(encounter starts at 56:50).
Reason's Scott Shackford sat down with Christen to discuss the
increasingly expensive high-speed rail projections, the corruption
and handouts that regularly occur in drafting California's public
works contracts, and how CFEC is working to push against the unfair
collusion of government and unions.
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Runs about 7 minutes.
Interview by Scott Shackford. Shot by Zach Weissmueller and
Tracy Oppenheimer. Edited by Weissmueller.