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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

PR Companies

cartoonHill and Knowlton and Burson Marsteller are two of the largest and most influential public relations firms in the world. The services each offers range from public relations to political lobbying, grassroots organising and gathering intelligence on environmental activists. For work such as this they make hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

Both have been involved in protecting some of the worst industries of our times, downplaying the health effects of smoking on behalf of the Tobacco Institute, keeping public concern at a minimum after the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, and helping to clean up Exxon's image after the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

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Top US Public Relations Firms - Environmental PR & Public Affairs

Firm Net Fees 2010
Edelman, New York $59,638,682
APCO Worldwide, Wash., D.C. 28,350,000
Davies, Santa Barbara, CA 7,539,650
Cerrell Associates, Los Angeles 4,789,582
Rasky Baerlein, Boston 4,744,994
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