In New Political Status Quo, Big Business Bucks the Right

The dramatic schism that opened up between Corporate America and President Donald Trump this week might look like an outlier, of reputational risk coming to outweigh any benefit business hoped to get from forging a good relationship with an administration that could help them on tax and regulatory policy.

But it isn’t an outlier, and to understand why, look to Austin, Texas, not Washington, D.C. There, a seven-month effort by social conservatives, backed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, to regulate transgender access to…

Drisana Hughes

This post was written by Drisana Hughes.

Drisana graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 with departmental honors in Political Science. While at Penn, she was a Research Assistant in the Political Science Department, Statistics tutor, and Tournament Director of the UPenn Mock Trial team. She previously worked for Morgan Stanley as a Strategic Content Analyst in their Institutional Equities Division before joining SAM.

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