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German carmakers should beef up R&D, not lobbying

The country’s manufacturers are fighting tougher European emission guidelines. The attack may serve short-term …

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German anti-Google bill sets unwelcome precedent

 
A new Google employee, called “Noogler” (c) Tduk Alex Lozupone via Wikipedia
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Don’t listen to the banks' lobbyists – Basel III is way too soft

Canary Wharf, London: Big banks, big risks (Photo: Dave Pape, via Wikimedia Commons)
ECB President …

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Lobbying for the crisis

Prior to the crisis the financial industry spent billions of dollars on lobbying activities. Three economists with the IMF have scrutinized the consequences of these spending spree. Lobbying of the financial industry in itself was a cause of the financial crisis. The more a particular bank spent on lobbying the riskier its lending activity was. Continue reading

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