The Tech Lobby Comes of Age

Friday, July 12, 2013

Transcript

Last year the single largest corporate lobbyist was General Electric.  The second biggest? A new arrival, called...Google. Time Magazine White House correspondent Michael Scherer tells Brooke what took the tech industry so long to get lobbying and what they're doing to influence politics.   

Andrew Bird - Orpheo Looks Back

 

Guests:

Michael Scherer

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [2]

Scherer also neglects to mention that the H-1B visas amount to company indentureship while denying jobs to senior IT US citizens.

The specialized H-1B visas are a factor in the high unemployment rate among US citizen IT specialists.

Corporate "needs" vs. U.S. taxes, pay rates that support the infrastructure around their US HQs, etc. = another version of privatizing profit & removing Corporate Liability (taxes, etc).

Jul. 14 2013 03:49 PM
Sean

Scherer seems to be repeating much of what was written in George Packer's New Yorker story (Change the World) from May.

Unfortunately, one cannot tell how much new material there is, because Scherer's Time magazine story from June is behind a paywall. Which is where it will stay, for me at least, despite Scherer's pleas to subscribe in the blog post (thinly veiled ad) that you linked to above.

Jul. 14 2013 03:08 AM

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