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A Passage I'd Like To Discuss

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I found Michelle's last chapter really interesting in relation to our conversation about institutions on Tuesday. On page 189, she describes the relationship Whitney-Palm has with the local government, saying, "...the company donated $765,000 last year to politicians...Whitney-Palm must give money to their campaigns so the politicians won't do anything that would be bad for companies that run nursing homes and IMDs" (Nussbaum 189). I thought that these last few pages were really interesting because it makes you think about all the institutions that must be paying off the government so that those problems aren't even talked about.