The final figures won’t even include the corporate sponsorships of the huge number of events giving free venues, meals, and take home presents to Democratic and Republican convention delegates.
If people want to see alien megastructures, they don’t need to look off into a far away solar system. There are already alien megastructures right here on Earth.
In 2010 — five years ago — the U.S. Congress passed into law a requirement that publicly-traded corporations must publicly reveal the gap between the pay for their CEOs and the pay for the rest of their employees. It wasn’t until yesterday that the Securities