Big Business


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Big Business

A somewhat pejorative term for large corporations. The term especially connotes corporations that have a great deal of political power. The term originated in the middle and late 19th century, when a large number of mergers and acquisitions consolidated many large companies that previously existed. Opponents of big business on both ends of the political spectrum contend that large corporations have too much power in government and use their influence to extract favorable legislation.
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Yes, the DLC was the perfect mechanism for big business to help Chuck Robb of Virginia, Sam Nunn of Georgia - or Bill Clinton.
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A: I focus on Obama because he is currently the prime practitioner of corporatism, but also because his coziness with big business is so contrary to his rhetoric and so contrary to the view so much of the media have of him and his agenda.
The Big Business Refit aims to help businesses to scrap their old powerguzzling equipment and replace it with new equipment which is more efficient and cheaper to run.
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Or will he allow big business to weigh in and influence his decision?
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As the subtitle suggests, the author blows away the deception that Big Business and the government are in opposition and that the government is on the side of the average citizen.
What big business sees as their rights over the rest of the world is cause for dismay and consternation.
Interline business is big business for us--selling on other airlines is big business," Garcia says.
But I went along with it, voting for big business tax breaks along with the Democratic legislative leadership majority that pushed them.