Washington's Revolving Door

Janine Wedel, author of Shadow Elite: How the World’s New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market., talked… read more

Janine Wedel, author of Shadow Elite: How the World’s New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market., talked about the impact of a new class of Washingtonians she had named “flexians.” She said that these power brokers move seamlessly between roles of business consultant, think-tanker, TV pundit, and government adviser in ways that the average citizen could not track. Therefore they can not be aware of biases or conflicts of interest. An example given was a recent controversy over the qualifications of Elizabeth O’Bagy. Other areas of concern include the ways that retired military officers profit from their information and connections. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Sep 14, 2013

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  • Sep 14, 2013 | 9:15am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Sep 14, 2013 | 9:24am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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