Cutting Corporate Welfare by Ralph Nader

By Ralph Nader

During this groundbreaking pamphlet, according to testimony he introduced sooner than Congress, Ralph Nader describes how agencies are making a choice on our wallet, and what we will do to prevent them.

While the U.S. maintains to adventure unparalleled cuts in social provider courses and hundreds of thousands of american citizens cross with out medical insurance, gigantic businesses proceed to harvest large sums of taxpayer funds via "corporate welfare"-corporate subsidies, bailouts, giveaways, and tax escapes. slicing company Welfare information a variety of appalling examples of company welfare, together with: the giveaway of the general public airwaves, which via definition belong to the folks, to personal radio and tv stations (including the newest $70 billion present of the electronic spectrum); taxpayer subsidies for large security company mergers and advertisement guns exports to governments out of the country; and the perform of creating sufferers pay two times for drugs-first, as taxpayers subsidize the drugs' improvement, and back, as sufferers, after the government provides monopolistic regulate over the chemical's manufacture to a price-gouging drug corporation.

Cutting company Welfare sounds a serious warning call for these occupied with how we're being pick-pocketed by way of colossal company, and what we will do to forestall it.

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Finally, Chapter 7 summarizes the findings presented in the book. I also evaluate the security consensus framework by discussing competing explanations in the base politics literature, highlighting both points of tension and areas of complement. I conclude by providing insights for anti-base activists and drawing lessons for policymakers on basing strategy in the post-9/11 period. S. base somewhere around the world at this very moment. Do these pockets of protest, varying in size, shape, and form, make any difference in base politics?

For example, peace activists identify military bases as instruments of war and imperialism. Supporting local anti-base struggles or joining a broad anti-base coalition provides anti-war groups with another means of promoting their group’s particular agenda, with the added advantage of a direct target around which to organize protests. Likewise, environmental groups pushing for more stringent standards or environmental cleanup after base closures join anti-base coalitions to advocate their agenda while supporting local anti-base initiatives.

To counter regime type explanations, I must demonstrate that the security consensus affects elite response to domestic base opposition irrespective of regime type. 25 For the security consensus framework to hold up against Cooley’s argument, the empirical cases need to demonstrate that major domestic opposition to bases and base policy changes were determined by anti-base movement pressure under conditions of weak security consensus rather than weak domestic political institutions. Conversely, the stability of base agreements should derive from the security consensus rather than the contractual credibility of political institutions under democracies.

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