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an individual or group who are concerned with some particular part of the economy and who try to influence legislators or bureaucrats to act in their favor

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The net result is a two-party system where each party is built on a coalition of special-interest groups.
The practice of stuffing special-interest provisions, known as "pork-barrel projects," into a large congressional spending bill is a time-honored tradition in Washington.
Clearly, when you've been focusing on shaping your home and investing in shaping these rooms, at the end of it all you're going to want to outfit them beautifully," said Donna Sapolin, editor in chief of This Old House and its special-interest titles.
While some consider the causes that special-interest groups represent understandable or even noteworthy in nature, they remain separated from traditional law-abiding special-interest groups because of their criminal activity.
And it is now common for a special-interest group to get a far better return on its investment in the parasite economy than in attempting to improve its productivity in the real economy.
Stakeholder representation refers to the growing practice of explicitly allocating positions on government boards, commissions, and advisory bodies to special-interest groups.
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