It's Business That Really Rules Us NowGeorge Monbiot
Lobbying is the least of it: corporate interests have captured the entire democratic process. No wonder so many have given up on politics
November 12, 2013 "Information Clearing House - "The Guardian" -- It's the reason for the collapse of democratic choice. It's the source of our growing disillusionment with politics. It's the great unmentionable. Corporate power. The media will scarcely whisper its name. It is howlingly absent from parliamentary debates. Until we name it and confront it, politics is a waste of time.
The political role of business corporations is generally interpreted as that of lobbyists, seeking to influence government policy. In reality they belong on the inside. They are part of the nexus of power that creates policy. They face no significant resistance, from either government or opposition, as their interests have now been woven into the fabric of all three main political parties in Britain.
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