He characterizes private free-market planning, on the other hand, as localized and focused, and flexible and short term, having less corruption by special-interest
groups, and being disciplined by the planners' having a personal stake in the outcome.
Lawmakers maintain that their special-interest
projects answer needs in their states or districts.
As some publishers pull back from their special-interest
programs -- Hachette Filipacchi, for instance, has licensed some of its SIP titles for Woman's Day, Home and Metropolitan Home to building publisher Hanley-Wood -- others are steamrolling straight ahead.
Only large institutions like labor unions, special-interest
groups, and corporations can write the $100,000 checks that buy access.
While some consider the causes that special-interest
groups represent understandable or even noteworthy in nature, they remain separated from traditional law-abiding special-interest
groups because of their criminal activity.
More and more, the climate would be created in which candidates who would normally take a lot of special-interest
money begin to question whether or not it's worth it.
* By 2016, every person on Earth will be required, by age 14, to register as an individual special-interest
group, on the theory that no two people can have the same common interests, This registration, which merely formalizes widespread practice, also will require registrants to list potential intent-of-affiliation agreements with other special-interest
groups who might, from time to time, create strategic alliances.
In response to special-interest
pressure, Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell of Maine withdrew his support for Leahy's bill, ending efforts to empower an effective Northern Forest Lands Council.
And the same special-interest
pressure would be applied - this time to expand the required "basic" benefits package "players" must provide.
BE: The Democratic Party is routinely lambasted for being "held hostage" by so-called special-interest
The Democratic leadership and special-interest
activists, as well as the New York Times and Washington Post, all have feigned alarm that Myers once compared intrusive government regulations to "the tyrannical actions of King George" against the American colonies.
She blithely glides over instances in which those powerful "special-interest
groups" would seem to be working at cross purposes.