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Business-Managed Democracy

“Business-managed democracies are those in which the political and cultural arrangements are managed in the interests of business”

Sharon Beder

Business-Managed Environment

Corporate Funding of Front Groups

Corporate front groups have flourished in the United States. Several large companies donate money to more than one front group. For example in 1991:


Dow Chemical was contributing to ten front groups including


According to Mark Megalli and Andy Friedman, in their report on corporate front groups in America, oil companies Chevron and Exxon were each contributing to nine such groups. Other companies which donate to multiple groups include


These large corporations “stand to profit handsomely by linking their goals with what they hope to define as a grassroots populist movement.”