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How Big Government Sabotages Poor People and Enriches Well-Connected Fat Cats

I don’t like coerced redistribution. When the government uses the threat of force to take from Person A to give to Person B, it simultaneously… 1,587 more words

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EVENT - Election Fever: how can think tanks make the most of the UK General Election

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 from 16:00 to 17:30 (GMT)
Centre For Cities, 59-65 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PQ

With just 6 months until polling day, the next election looms large on the horizon. 146 more words

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ME Commission Seeks Additional Funding to Improve Disclosure Efforts, IT

Maine Sun Journal: “The request, included in a list of changes to Maine statute proposed by Maine Ethics Commission Executive Director Jonathan Wayne, would divert the entirety of state revenue from lobbyist registration fees to the commission. 86 more words

MO AG Limits Contributions from Interested Party, Bans From Employees in Response to Criticism

St.LouisPublicRadio:

  • “No donations from individuals or entities involved in cases “currently pending” before the attorney general’s office, or that “have been been resolved in the past 90 days.”
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Who's Your Best Lobbyist?

Most lobbyists don’t lobby often. And that’s because they often shouldn’t.

A lobbying job is always about selling something: getting someone in Government on board with a product, a bid, a project, a policy change, a supplier. 109 more words

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Working for justice

I spent this past weekend in Washington, D.C. at the Ignatian Family Teach-In, a conference for Jesuit colleges, universities, and high schools.  It was an amazing time to reunite with old friends and have the conversations that have bonded us into a family – how we have been doing and where we hope to be going.   573 more words

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Sunlight Foundation Analysis Finds Top 200 Companies Spend $6B, Received $4 TRILLION in Government Benefits

NPR: ” The foundation took th 200 corporations most active in Washington, analyzed the years 2007-2012 and applied several metrics: what the companies got in federal contracts and other federal support, what they spent on lobbying, how much their executives and political action committees gave in campaign contributions.” 27 more words