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The Price of Medicine and the Big Pharma Lobby

How much of your income do you spend on healthcare?

If you live in an industrialized nation like the United Kingdom, the average per capita spending on health care per year is about 9.4%, which translates into around £2200, or just over $3,405. 637 more words

Economy

Chico & Nunes’ state and city lobbying clients

Former mayoral candidate Gery Chico is the senior partner at Chico & Nunes P.C. and chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education. He previously served as president of the Chicago Board of Education and chief of staff to Mayor Richard M. 547 more words

The Lobbying register: facilitating transparency or allowing policy influence 'under the radar'?

By Nuala Haughey
Almost fifteen years after the idea was first proposed in a Labour Party private members’ Bill, Ireland is due to get a mandatory… 1,468 more words

Government Reform

Paid by Coal Company, Laurence Tribe Argues Coal Is 'Bedrock' to Economy

Laurence Tribe, the Harvard law professor who argued the losing side of Bush v. Gore, is now defending the coal industry against the Environmental Protection Agency’s planned rules for greenhouse pollution from power plants. 590 more words

Environment

Russian Aluminium Oligarch Finances Blair’s Climate Change Charity

By Paul Homewood 

 

 

Sorry to spoil your lunch, but I was reading a Sunday Telegraph report on Tony Blair’s charity activities, when I spotted this: 211 more words

Climate Change

wolsten reblogged this on Wolsten and commented:

Paul Homewood shows that the Blair Legacy is worse than we had thought. I really didn't need another reason to despise the chap any more...

"So When WILL They Decide???"

A consortium proposing a complex development a few years ago had one consortium member under financing pressure – he needed speedy completion.  Stressed, he went to the Minister, and said he needed a decision immediately – so the Minister, not ready to be confident the project was suitable, made the only quick decision he could, and… 852 more words

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