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Forum Post: Corporate Capture Threatens Our Democracy

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 30, 2011, 6:04 p.m. EST by HitGirl (2263)
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"The line between corporate power and responsible government has steadily blurred, undermining our democracies and our economy. Politicians take money from corporations for their campaigns, make policies that reward them when in office, and then take high-paid jobs with them after they leave. It’s venality, plain and simple...

"The only way to get policies that protect jobs, tackle speculators and guarantee a fair future for us all is to kick back against the lobbies and prise our leaders away from corporate interests. The global economic crisis resulted in large part from reckless banks that were no longer regulated effectively by governments because of the control banks stress over our leaders. This corporate capture of government is the major threat today, both to democracy, and to an efficient and fair economy."

So how do we rule corporations instead of letting them rule us?




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