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The Pharmaceutical Industry

As technology and medical research have advanced, treatments and cures for a variety of disorders have become pharmaseuticalized, meaning that they are increasingly treated using pharmaceuticals as opposed to forms of care that don’t involve the consumption of medications. 791 more words

How much money does it take to have a voice?

Steve Hilton, the Conservative director of strategy until 2012, has recently pointed out that democracy is skewed; the more money you have, the more the government pays attention to your concerns. 483 more words

Britain

Beer Money: Does It Matter How You Spend Your Dollars?

There’s a good chance that if you read this blog, you’ve come across the work by Friend of the Program Christopher Barnes, who runs I Think About Beer… 687 more words

Beer

Dave Obey to graduates regarding politics: "Only you can change that."

There’s little doubt among supporters of education, and probably most honest supporters of democracy, that we’re in the midst of a very dark period in Wisconsin’s history. 390 more words

Democracy

Silicon Valley's Army of Advocates in Washington

When it comes to squashing the dreams of starry-eyed entrepreneurs, nothing beats Washington, D.C., where even the strong don’t always survive.

It’s easy to ignore regulators and lawmakers when you’re a tiny startup in a WeWork space. 1,956 more words

General

Revolving door spits out a Koch lobbyist for McConnell's 'policy chief'

The road to personal riches and political influence in Washington, D.C., is well trod. From Congress to K Street and back. From the White House to K Street and back. 553 more words

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