standing in the way

The best investment a company can make?
Try lobbying. Returns can exceed 20,000 percent.

Umair Haque:

What’s standing in the way of democracy might just be politics — parties, Congress, lobbyists, the whole glad-handing, schmoozeful K-street shebang, which seems to exist mostly to subvert the will of human people, and replace it with the wishes of corporate ‘people’.

Is prosperity being restricted by sluggish dinosaur institutions?

“It’s a world where yesterday’s tired industrial age assumptions and practices have been thoroughly challenged, and found wanting — and yet they live on, like weeds”