Policy Makers’ Side Jobs: Can Their Earnings Affect Fair Policies?
Video – There’s been lots of attention about the exacerbated economic inequality in America, when comparing minimum wage to the wages of policy makers and corporate leaders. This inequality is exasperated by close ties between government institutions, law makers and corporations, creating a society that seems to value corporate interests above man or Earth. Is this situation unique to the US economy? Perhaps not.
The NGO Transparency International discovered in a recent study that over 400 members of European Parliament (MEPs) earn EUR6-18 million per year from corporate “second jobs”, leaving lots of room for conflict of interest. Below is a short video about the findings of this study. Are fair policies possible when you have so many corporate “millionaires” making policy decisions?
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