posted on Feb, 26 2004 @ 01:39 AM
I've created this post to find out if anyone would be interested in participating in a research project.
The goal of the project would be to chronicle, in timeline format, the involvement of the current White House administration members in the
'revolving door' system.
The purpose would be to provide an end product that ATS members and others could use to reference government officials' involvement in defense,
industry, and lobbying effort. Hopefully, it would increase the ease with which one could identify the agendas of the individuals, and discover for
themselves whether the government acts with interest or regard to its body politic.
Each team member would choose one administration member to research as their part in the effort. They would be responsible for creating a timeline
for the career of that individual, provide information regarding their positions held and the responsibility they entailed, and what, if any influence
or involvement they had with regard to public policy.
Also, include links to credible and permanent web sites in order to provide sources for future researchers.
I believe that this research project would be particularly valuable to those of us who require a greater understanding of the connections between
government and industry, but have trouble finding them themselves.
I think it would also be useful in identifying the ways in which our tax dollars are spent, and if they are truly spent with our best interest in
Please respond if you would like to be a part of this research project, or if you would be interested in using the resource it would produce.