I had read a lot of postings about the way Google does business and now I made my own experience with that company:
To get something out of my work here and there I became a so called "publisher" with Google by letting them place ads on my blogs. But what a surprise! The moment the revenue got to the limit of $100 (or 70 Euros) Mr. Google "found" something "irregular" on my blogs - just like other publishers already had experienced. It seems, Mr. Google always finds a way not to pay for the ads placed. Of course, they said they had "refunded the fees to the advertised companies". Of course.
Well, in my opinion the FTC should have a closer look into the business practises of Google and especially the "refunds".
However, one thing is clear: Without us bloggers Google has no content and without content they can't place ads. And they make money with ads.
That's why I probably won't go on with my work here.