I thought about making a thread like this a while back, but kept forgetting. We've had some other political threads here and there, so there's definitely interest in the topic, and we've had some good conversations on a variety of topics. My goal with this one is to dump random articles and discussions that aren't really thrilling enough for their own thread ("My country is having an election," "My country hasn't had a government in a year," etc. - the juicy ones we get a lot out of). Hopefully it doesn't end up totally one-sided or US-centric.
Anyway, here's an interesting article I read today:
If you read around the conservative blasting, there's an interesting tidbit:
Apparently, over 800 bills in the US can be tied back to lobbying by this one organization, ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council), which is supported by a lot of big name corporations.