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[Wired] FCC Members: Don’t Become AT&T Lobbyists After Approving Merger  

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A media-reform group is demanding each of the FCC’s four commissioners publicly pledge that they won’t take a lobbying job with AT&T if they approve its proposed merger with T-Mobile.
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post #2 of 11
I think all our public officials should have rules & stipulations like that.
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post #3 of 11
yeah i agree entirely
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2nd that.
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post #5 of 11
I think this will be locked soon, it's too political.

However, I want to add before it is locked, that this IS a noteworthy cause. If they do become lobbyists for AT&T, it only shows that in the end they were bribed by AT&T to allow the merger in the first place.
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The simple minded would believe there is still competition in our so called free market. It's too bad, the illusion keeps many of you comfortably numb.
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post #7 of 11
Whats that door gotta do with it.
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Originally Posted by A-E-I-Owned-You View Post
Whats that door gotta do with it.
Revolving Door

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The revolving door is the movement of personnel between roles as legislators and regulators and the industries affected by the legislation and regulation and on within lobbying companies. In some cases the roles are performed in sequence but in certain circumstances may be performed at the same time. Political analysts claim that an unhealthy relationship can develop between the private sector and government, based on the granting of reciprocated privileges to the detriment of the nation and can lead to regulatory capture.
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In economics, regulatory capture occurs when a state regulatory agency created to act in the public interest instead advances the commercial or special interests that dominate the industry or sector it is charged with regulating. Regulatory capture is a form of government failure, as it can act as an encouragement for large firms to produce negative externalities. The agencies are called "captured agencies".

Edited by thegreatsquare - 6/5/11 at 6:00pm
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post #9 of 11
Yeah I suppose. Just random a bit.
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post #10 of 11
I'm pleasantly surprised to see how many people here are aware of what's going on out there.
Great job greatsquare showing how you find the same people working/at the head of many leading corporations and the revolving door in the 1st post is prefect imagery.
    
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