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Immanuel Kant and Niccolò Machiavelli – two philosophers from two very different periods – share little in common other than that they both dabbled heavily in the ethics of greed and the practicalities of being virtuous. 1,065 more words

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Are Silicon Valley CEOs Endorsing Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal?

Count Silicon Valley Leadership Group chief executive Carl Guardino as a fan of Comcast’s $45 billion deal to acquire Time Warner Cable.

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Parliament adopts report on greater lobbying transparency

The European parliament has voted by an overwhelming majority to adopt a report that demands a stronger transparency register for lobbyists.

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Could Florida Be Getting Fracked for Saudis?

The headline may scream “speculative” to you, but know that I don’t speculate lightly. I wait until I have at least a few indicators that something is up before I go to print. 1,200 more words

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Söldner- und Rüstungslobbyisten

Lobbying groups advocating for European military service providers and arms manufacturers include:

International Peace Operations Association, a lobbying group founded in 2001 in Washington, D.C., that represents the interests of mercenary companies around the world. 458 more words

Google, once disdainful of lobbying, now a master of Washington influence

Google’s Eric Schmidt is no stranger to D.C. He has spent lots of time at the White House and on Capitol Hill lobbying on behalf of his titan technology company. 1,066 more words

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Mo. Senate Could Consider Ethics Legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Senate majority leader says the chamber could debate ethics legislation this week that would curb lobbying.

The bill would make lawmakers wait two years after their terms expire before registering as lobbyists. 155 more words

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