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Money , Priorities , and Stalemate : How Lobbying Affects Public Policy

  title={Money , Priorities , and Stalemate : How Lobbying Affects Public Policy},
  author={F. Baumgartner and J. Berry and Marie Hojnacki and D. Kimball and Beth L. Leech},
Based on a large-scale interview-based study of 98 randomly selected cases of lobbying in Washington from 1999 to 2003 (reported in Baumgartner et al. 2009), we found virtually no impact of money on outcomes. We believe that this counterintuitive finding derives from the huge business and corporate bias that permeates Washington and is already built into the policies of the status quo. Lobbying, it is important to remember, is generally about changing the status quo. The accumulated power of… Expand

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