Even Sadder History of Lobbyists

I recently posted about how corporate lobbyists stymied consumer protection reform in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Now here is a quote from Baron Arthur Salter’s book Recovery, from 1932:

“Government is failing above all because it has become enmeshed in the task of giving discretionary, particular preferential, privileges to competitive industry.”

Ugh. Will the system ever be as responsive to individuals as it is to corporate interests?


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