Consumer vulnerabilities affect everyone -- financial institutions and retailers who must bear the cost, small businesses whose reputations' suffer if their consumers are affected by fraud, and most importantly, working class Americans who have to bear these consequences firsthand.
Despite his ideological kinship with the anti-government crowd, Paul Ryan is the embodiment of the troika of money, power, and politics that corrupts and controls the capital, the very thing the tea partiers detest.
The nation's official position for the next five years on diet for health is on the line, imperiled by bullies. I am speaking out simply because we don't know how many others, encountering the same forces, have decided doing so is not worth the abuse. I am speaking out because: it is.
With his forthcoming book - Political Standards - Harvard Business School's Karthik Ramanna develops the notion of "thin political markets" to describe a key problem facing technical rule-making in corporate accounting and beyond.
At least nine major British think tanks will disclose who funds their research and advocacy over the coming month, marking a systemic shift towards greater financial transparency across the entire UK policy research scene.
Corporations are not merely exercising political power today -- they have become de facto ruling institutions. Ultra-wealthy individuals and unelected, unaccountable corporate CEOs make the fundamental public policy decisions in this country.
What sort of price tag do we attach to each of those kids? The cost of a bullet? The cost of the gun that fired the bullet? The cost of a complete background check? The cost of asking before a play date if there's a gun in the house? Is it secure? Is it safely out the reach of our kids?
In an interview, Lee Drutman explained the self-perpetuating forces behind the rise corporate political spending and what he recommends for finding better balance between the information and access available to those who have corporate treasuries to spend and those who do not.
Political professionals and lobbyists often name a bill the opposite of what it does. The Clean Air Act, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, and the No Child Left Behind Act are all disingenuously named.
Uber is transforming the nation's car service transportation for hire landscape. This transformation presents the opportunity to revisit and reform the social and regulatory policies that govern this industry.
This could be the election where climate change moves front and center -- but only if big business, with its influence and deep pockets, demands it. Will business leaders use their clout to nudge the Republican candidate(s) into supporting climate action? Don't bet against it anymore.
Some of the largest for-profit college companies -- including, last month, DeVry and Kaplan -- have recently left the industry's main trade group. Funded to boost its industry's fortunes, APSCU may instead have contributed to dragging the industry down. Now APSCU itself may be a sinking ship.
On Thursday, July 3, on the eve of a long Fourth of July holiday weekend, Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge landed a sweetheart deal: a provision in the 2015 Wisconsin budget that will serve to expedite permitting for its controversial proposed Line 61 tar sands pipeline expansion project.
Elmendorf has lobbied on issues close to liberals hearts like gun control and gay rights, but his bread and butter are his corporate clients including agrichemical companies and junk food industry giants.
We need a new declaration of independence. FDR took a stab at this, with his "Four Freedoms." That's a good start. But now, eight decades later, we need to declare our independence from other forms of oppression.