43 Dollars

Sometimes when I’m feeling a bit too cheerful I listen to the “New Books In Political Science” podcast.   I guess that’s because many years ago a book about political science changed my world view, a lot.

This week end I listened to a chat with the author of  “The Business of America is Lobbying: How Corporations Became Politicized and Politics Became More Corporate“.   I’m to lazy to go back and find the quote that shocked me, but let’s pretend it was: “For every dollar spent by lobbyist for various liberal goals (consumer protection for example) industry spends 43 dollars.”  Chew on that!

The Amazon review with just three stars dislikes the author suggested solution.   The reviewer amusingly characterises that as “I guess the only way to stop a bad man with a Lobbyist, is with a good man with a Lobbyist.”

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