Friday, September 30, 2011

Lobbying pays off handsomely -- visual proof

From an article in The Economist, a graph showing the performance of the "Lobbying Index" versus the S&P 500 over the past decade. The Lobbying Index being an average over the 50 most intense lobbying firms within the S&P 500. It's pretty clear that lobbying -- a rather less than honourable profession in my book -- pays off: