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Industry Voices Dominate the Trade Advisory System

March 6, 2014 | By

The Obama administration’s corporate-heavy network of official trade advisers has emerged as a point of sharp contention in a process that has been criticized by members of Congress and others as low on public transparency. In a series of infographics, the Washington Post shows the corporate and other ties of …

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Super Bowl Dreaming

February 5, 2014 | By

A few nights ago I dreamt I watched a transformed Super Bowl. It wasn’t the Broncos or the Seahawks who starred in my dream but the ads. Instead of promoting soda, beer, SUVs and candy, the ads urged viewers to reject appeals to enrich big corporations by consuming products associated …

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Top Lessons from 50 Years of Fighting the Tobacco Industry

January 29, 2014 | By

Cross-posted from The Guardian This month’s 50th anniversary of the First Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health provides a bittersweet reminder of the promise and the limitations of public health activism to curb corporate promotion of behaviors and lifestyles associated with premature death and preventable illness and injury. In …

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