Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Featured Article: NY Times - "Lobbyists, Bearing Gifts, Pursue Attorneys General"

Speaking of lobbying, the front page of the NY Times recently featured an article about active and effective lobbying efforts targeting state Attorneys General on behalf of business interest.  Investigations and prosecutions literally melt away in the face of campaign contributions and face to face influence. Although our textbooks ignore this issue, the Legal Environment of Business includes examination of the political influence of business and its effect on law-making, business regulation and, apparently, law enforcement.

AACSB standard #9 requires that our undergraduate business students understand:

See also the Journal of Business and Politics.

Florida Attorney general Pam Bondi's contacts with lobbyists are described in the NY Times article.

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