Thursday, January 20, 2011

Corporate grip

An article in the Guardian Weekly on Nov. 26th of last year (but not available online for some reason) by Seumas Milne details a number of the ways the "Corporate grip chokes Britain."  He describes how companies have been asked by government ministers to "draw up public health policy", how they've vetoed any taxing of foods based on health implications, the drive to privatize all of education and efforts to increase corporate involvement in the delivery of health care at the expense of the NHS.