from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The exchanging of political favors, especially the trading of influence or votes among legislators to achieve passage of projects that are of interest to one another.
- n. The exchanging of favors or praise, as among artists, critics, or academics.
- n. See birling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The rolling of logs.
- n. A concerted effort to push forward mutually advantageous legislative agendas.
- n. Mutual recommendation of friends' or colleagues' services or products. Commonly used in the context of book recommendations in literary reviews etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of rolling logs from the place where they were felled to the stream which floats them to the sawmill or to market. In this labor neighboring camps of loggers combine to assist each other in turn.
- n. A combining or mutual agreement in which one politician supports or assists another in consideration of receiving assistance in return; wheeling and dealing; -- sometimes used of a disreputable mode of accomplishing political schemes or ends.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A joining of forces for the purpose of handling logs:
- n. Hence Mutual aid given by persons to one another in carrying out their several schemes or gaining their individual ends: used especially of politicians and legislators.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. act of exchanging favors for mutual gain; especially trading of influence or votes among legislators to gain passage of certain projects
- n. rotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)
Not to feed the idea that Arianna and I engage in logrolling, but it should be noted that this blog thing of hers was a very big event in 2005.
They call it logrolling: “You can win on this first issue, if I can win on the second.”
The truth is, that if "lobby members" endeavor to carry their points by threats or bribery or treating or forming combinations, called logrolling, they are reprehensible.
And, to be perfectly, Frank, [sic] they often wrote about each other's works, a process known as "logrolling" which is still practiced today, often preceded by the phrase "full disclosure ...."
Blog + roll has a clear meaning, yet it also manages to incorporate "logrolling," a vital concept.
On the plus side, the "logrolling" charge Another Progressive Era piece of trash law. stays alive against Doyle.
Gordon Smith writes about a Wisconsin statute that makes "logrolling" a felony.
"The fact that we have two questions and one box forces Missouri voters into a conundrum" and underscores the fact that lawmakers used "logrolling" to combine multiple subjects into one bill, Gentry argued in Cole County Circuit Court.
And, the working out of such details in the context of a political movement, manifests in things like the "logrolling" that Reynolds seems to hold in contempt in the above paragraphs., the actual practice of governing in the U.S. is such that the institutional parameters make spending more likely, not less-even if it seems that "people are overwhelmingly in favor of" a specific outcome.
In addition, flat fee finance would eliminate the incentive to mutual logrolling between physicians, padding bills with $6k CT scans, etc.