How Corporations Bought Washington (it was cheap)

Summary: With Campaign 2016 America passes into new hands. It's a capstone to the slow political revolution by the 1% since 1970 (the Boomers' legacy). Before we vote, let's remember the steps that brought us here. Such as the growth of corporate lobbying, whose success shows that our government is for sale at discount prices. … Continue reading How Corporations Bought Washington (it was cheap)

Profits in the New America: lobbyists drill for public money

Summary:  One common element between the old and new America is the fantastic return to lobbying. Nothing pays like buying a congressman. Drilling for profits into the US Treasury! The difference is scale: in the New America the opportunities for great profit are less than before -- while the size of the government has grown.  … Continue reading Profits in the New America: lobbyists drill for public money