Throughout the United States, it is becoming increasingly clear that no amount of public outcry can come close to matching the power and the efficacy of the strategies employed by large corporations regarding potentially divisive legislation proposed by lawmakers. According to Randi Glazer, there are clear benefits relating to this fact, but as an underwriting professional skilled in all aspects of underwriting, she is also quick to point out the potential drawbacks as well.
The most recent example of a cohort of corporations taking on a state legislature occurred in Georgia, where the film industry, the NFL and several other large organizations with strong financial ties to the state expressed displeasure with proposed legislation and succeeded in convincing the state’s governor to veto the bill before it could become law.
As Glazer points out, these corporations acted in the interests of a sizable group of people who may have been subjected to discrimination as a result of the legislation passing, but she also wonders whether these powerful organizations could wield their power on issues that are not necessarily in keeping with the best interests of the people. Glazer is certainly right to point out that there is simply no easy answer.