Elections have consequences, and management and directors need to look more
broadly at their role and responsibility as significant actors in our nation’s political
life. Corporations can no longer narrow their understanding of political spending
to the signing of a check—they must realize the effects of their contributions down
the long roads and intersections of politics, business, and society. Bruce Freed and Karl Sandstrom advise companies to re-evaluate their political spending and involvement and determine whether that involvement fits with or contradicts their societal and business goals.