Google’s lobbying investment: effective and surprisingly inexpensive

From The Wall Street Journal:

The Internet company [Google] spent years on lobbying and other efforts to build up goodwill in Washington, becoming the fifth-highest spender on lobbying in 2012, shelling out more than $14 million related to the antitrust probe and other issues, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics and lobbying disclosure statements.

Given the glancing blow Google received from the Federal Trade Commission, that $14 million was money well spent.