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Lobbying in Elynesia

The Elynesian Android and Robotic Corporation or EARC is one of the largest enterprises within the Republic of Elynesia. This multi-trillion business has naturally its own interests, which it seeks to protect and hence it should not surprise anyone that EARC maintains an active lobby machinery.

Around the Solar System its lobbyists have been involved in the following:

  • campaigns to reduce working hours
  • campaigns to raise minimum wages across the Solar System
  • campaigns to improve work safety standards
  • funding of trade unions
  • funding legal assistance for various people to sue their employers
  • to increase penalties for using child labor
  • sponsoring anti-slavery groups
  • campaigns to restrict immigration
  • promotion of legislation to abolish indentured servitude

The effectiveness of its lobby campaigns vary from country to country – though it is most effective in Elynesia – and from issue to issue. However, since EARC has substantial cash reserves the corporation can easily persists its lobbying for decades.

Though Elynesia has very strict rules regarding lobbying, EARC has found many workarounds and the company hardly conceals its stances from the public. In fact it places ads in several major media outlets to promote its causes – virtually always accompanied with its logo.

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Elysia and indentured servitude

As pointed out earlier the Republic of Elysia has not signed the The Lagrangian-Martian Convention on Indenture, even though it has been the most important of all spacer nations in terms of demographics and economics. Despite not signing this convention, indentured servitude has not been illegal in Elysia – though many mistakenly believe this to be the case. The question is why did they not join this convention? Continue reading →