How do great companies influence governments' decisions?

How do they "rule" the world? Examples would already help. If it can help, here's US's 15 largest corporations: 1. Wal-Mart Stores 2. Exxon Mobil 3. Chevron 4. ConocoPhilips 5. Fannie Mae 6. General Electric 7. Berkshire Hathaway 8. General Motors 9. Bank of America Corp. 10. Ford Motor 11. Hewlett-Packard 12. AT&T 13. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. 14. Citigroup 15. McKesson

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In 1997, fifty-one of the world's hundred largest economies were corporations, not countries. The top five hundred corporations controlled forty-two percent of the world's wealth. Today corporations freely buy each other's stocks and shares. They lobby legislators and bankroll elections. They manage our broadcast... More
Answered By: Eugene Debbs - 8/28/2011
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Hundreds of millions in campaign money for ads lobbyists with real pizzaz and cash they ARE the same social class as the Congress & President- 99% of us are NOT.
Answered By: Mother Hubbard - 8/28/2011
the truth?? influence by bribery and corruption! tell me that you have an honest politician over there and i will tell you everyone has a price! In the uk we are no better!
Answered By: brilock1 - 8/28/2011
You forgot about Facebook....! The cyberspace community is the biggest ''Country" in the world...!
Answered By: U.n.c.l.e Sam - 8/28/2011
ask Judas, its all about the green
Answered By: oopsoohooh - 8/28/2011
Through the use of lobbyists, money from big corporations which give them money, combating unions helping to create wars to boost their economies as well as electing their own to public offices, the judiciary and the Executive branches of government... More
Answered By: DR.R.Luxemburg - 8/28/2011
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