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The One Percent SolutionHow Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time$
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Gordon Lafer

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501703065

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501703065.001.0001

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A Corporate Political Agenda for the Twenty-First Century

A Corporate Political Agenda for the Twenty-First Century

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction A Corporate Political Agenda for the Twenty-First Century
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The One Percent Solution
Author(s):

Gordon Lafer

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501703065.003.0001

This book examines how the most powerful corporate lobbies are working to remake the American economy, society, and politics. It considers the legislative agenda of big business lobbies in all fifty states, including the Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Federation of Independent Business, and industry-specific groups such as the National Grocers Association and National Restaurant Association. The book explores how an intentional policy agenda pursued by these lobbies contributes to growing inequality and increased hardship for American workers. It analyzes bills that were enacted with the support of one or more of these organizations across a wide range of labor, employment, and economic policy issues.

Keywords:   corporate lobbies, legislative agenda, Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, National Federation of Independent Business, National Restaurant Association, inequality, labor, employment, economic policy

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