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Political spending by corporations is big business. As one corporate executive with experience in business-government relations says, “A company that is dependent on government that does not donate to politicians is engaging in corporate malpractice.” Our research group heard that statement during a series of interviews with industry insiders that we conducted for a study on corporate political strategy and involvement in U.S state politics. In the 2018 election cycle, for example, private interests spent US$500 million on campaign contributions to U.S. federal election candidates and nearly $7 billion …
30.06.2020 · From The_Conversation_USA
When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore up the text of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech in full public view, her supporters saw defiance of both his policies and his earlier refusal to shake her hand. But her political opponents cried foul, calling it “unbecoming” and “nasty.” This is yet another example of why U.S. citizens of all political stripes agree that politics has become unacceptably uncivil. People say they want everyone to have cool heads…
05.02.2020 · From The_Conversation_USA
There is growing evidence that Earth’s systems are heading towards climate “tipping points” beyond which change becomes abrupt and unstoppable. But another tipping point is already being crossed - humanity’s capacity to adapt to a warmer world. This season’s uncontrollable bushfires overwhelmed the nation. They left 33 people dead, killed an estimated one billion animals and razed more than 10 million hectares – a land area almost the size of England. The millions of …
30.01.2020 · From The_Conversation_Australia
Les tensions qui se sont manifestées ces derniers mois entre la France et l’Allemagne ont conduit nombre de commentateurs à douter de l’engagement européen de Berlin et à mettre l’accent sur la montée du populisme outre-Rhin. Le traité d’Aix-la-Chapelle, présenté lors de la journée franco-allemande du 22 janvier 2019, a fait apparaître au grand jour ces tensions. Lors des négociations longues et difficiles, d’aucuns ont même pu douter de son aboutissement. De nombreuses petites phrases de la ...
08.05.2019 · From The_Conversation_France