Tobacco Industry Illustrates Corporations’ Influence on Democracy

13 08 2010

I highly recommend the recent article cited below that describes the varied, multiple and intensely orchestrated tactics that the tobacco industry used to influence healthcare reform efforts in 1992-’94.

This article illustrates the power and influence of corporations on democratic processes, which now, as a result of the Supreme Court’s January 21, 2010 ruling in the Citizen’s United case, will be essentially unlimited.

Laura E. Tesler and Ruth E. Malone
“Our Reach Is Wide by Any Corporate Standard”: How the Tobacco Industry Helped Defeat the Clinton Health Plan and Why It Matters Now
Am J Public Health, Jul 2010; 100: 1174 – 1188.

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