Alyssa Katz

author, 'The Influence Machine'

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Investigative reporter and a member of the editorial board at the New York Daily News; author of The Influence Machine: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Capture of American Life

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Last week, The New York Times revealed that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, America’s largest trade group, has been fighting for big tobacco worldwide.

The Influence Machine

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