Post Tagged with: "lobbyists"

Are the French as Cynical About Lobbying As Americans?

HOUSTON – In 2010, the movie Casino Jack premiered in theatres. For many, especially in America, this film was a first glimpse into Washington, DC lobbying. It is based on the true story of Jack Abramoff, former lobbyist and businessman who was found guilty in 2006 of extensive corruption, along with other political lobbyists, Members of Congress and White House staffers. Abramoff and others were accused of overbilling, pocketing the profits, and even secretly orchestrating[Read More…]

by October 29, 2014 0 comments Feature, Up To The Minute

Governance: the Enemy Within?

Democracy has changed. Gone is the time when our representatives really held the political power. In early representative democracy, there was a nation and its people. The people held the power, but in order to be governed, they accepted to give up their power to regularly elected representatives. Those representatives were given authorization by being elected, and were not bound by any particular promises made: it meant that, to efficiently lead the country, they were[Read More…]

by February 11, 2013 0 comments Domestic, Editorial, Feature, Up To The Minute