With Obama’s “Dinner Date,” Wall Street’s Elite Wins… Again

We’ve seen bat­tal­ions of finan­cial indus­try lobbyists…firms spend[ing] mil­lions to influ­ence the out­come of this debate.…I believe we can and must put this kind of cyn­i­cal pol­i­tics aside.” –Pres­i­dent Obama’s speech to Wall Street, Cooper Union, April 22, 2010. Put cyn­i­cal … Con­tinue read­ing

Shadow Lobbyists & The “Scholars-for-Dollars” Who Helped Rebrand Libya

As an inter­na­tional coali­tion bom­bards Libya, it’s impor­tant to gauge the power of another blitz car­ried out by a very dif­fer­ent, elite inter­na­tional coali­tion: the pro­pa­ganda blitz con­ducted by the Harvard-powered con­sult­ing firm Mon­i­tor Group, using illus­tri­ous aca­d­e­mics and pub­lic … Con­tinue read­ing