Pages tagged with Lobbyists

From 1 December to 5 December 2014, French employers staged the “week of Employers' Mobilisation for Growth and Jobs”.(1) This action highlighted how inefficiently French entrepreneurs' interests are promoted in the public sphere. This is particularly striking in an European Union...
“The law of the Union is ever growing and it seems now certain that, with the terms law of the Union, we refer not to a specific domain of the law but to a legislative and jurisprudential setting similar to that of a State.”(1) This introduction underlines the existence of a se...
On the background of the new lobbying strategy currently in development,(1) the Austrian companies are making their way to the top and back to their privileged territory.
Lobbying can be divided into three different pathways : the optimisation of the economic activities, the social representation and the political representation. These three intertwined paths are extensively traversed in the course of a career.
"Uber has been in a campaign but hasn’t been running one" realised Travis Kalanick, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the firm Uber.(1) "That is changing now"(2) he added before welcoming a new Chief Executive, the Senior Vice President for Policy & Strategy, David Plouffe.(...
New instalment in the series dedicated to understanding 'Why firms need lobbyists now more than ever ?' (1). This is the first part of a focus on the new lobbying strategy that has expanded since the beginning of the XXIst century.
The precedent set by Bradford L. Smith unveils a new tendency in the lobbying domain : to supplant governments in favour of big companies.(1) It is an incidental element from which the new era of lobbying(2) can be inferred. The decisive element is to be drawn from the turning point ...
Jack Abramoff's story shows that the most efficient lobbying strategy during his career consisted in “owning” the public sphere without actually being part of it.(1) However, the borders between lobbying and politics became blurred. New perspectives arose. New methods were develop...
While lobbyists are pushing for controlling the decisive positions in the public sphere(1), they can count on the technocracy at the helm.
Government as usual relies on the majority of the people not paying attention. This is when we get operating practices like this on Capitol Hill.
The cluelessness, detachment and insensitivity of some folks is simply astounding.
This was my response to an episode of Frontline entitled "Heat." I offer a solution to global warming.
Earmarks are being used by lobbyists and politicians to destroy our country. They are using these earmarks for political votes and reelection contributions.
Every year we hear about some new whole food, super fruit, or herb, being raved about as a cure all for a milieu of health problems. These products burst onto the health food scene with claims for faster weight loss or increased life span. The over attention may not be such a good t...
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