16 Nov '11, 3am

How many companies does it take to win an election? by @elainecohen #politics #csr

Is corporate political spending responsible business practice or unreasonable use of corporate power and influence? Either way, if more corporations do not disclose their contributions, you may just be voting, inadvertently, for your least favorite candidate. How many companies does it take to win an election? One to fund the campaign advertising, one to cover the campaign travel budget, one to buy campaign equipment, one to purchase tickets to campaign events, one to provide sponsorships and one to make donations to a trade association which makes donations to political candidates. Each "one" company in the above list may well be hundreds of corporations that use treasury funds to advance political parties and gain "friends in high places" when the votes are in. However, what goes around comes around, and this is probably more characteristic of party politics than any oth...

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