“(…) yet dangers arise when business gets too close to government. Sometimes the risk entails the proverbial “revolving door” between government and business, through which personnel glide from senior private-sector jobs to top official posts and back again. It is a cycle that often resembles the fox guarding the henhouse, with those who regulate too close to those whom they regulate.”
“But close ties between business and government are also necessary. Strong economies need strong businesses and strong trade, and that requires good relationships with policymakers. When government officials travel abroad to encourage economic cooperation, CEOs of some of the country’s biggest companies should go along. The question is whether such companies are so important to the country’s economy and reputation that the government cannot regulate them properly. They are given excessive leeway because they, like many financial firms, are too important to fail.”
By the way: andamos todos muito distraídos e esta é uma época alta das revolving doors em Portugal.