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Some personal thoughts on EA and systemic change

Has there been any good research regarding the effectiveness of different activism techniques? This feels like an important question when discussing EA and systemic change. Scotts post on political lobbying comes to mind, it makes me suspect that for most corporations and large organisations there are more effective ways to wield their influence than through lobbying efforts, but perhaps for organisations that have less in the way of deeply partisan appeal (like the NRA), and on the whole less power to throw around (I would suspect that large companies have better ways to wield influence than through direct lobbying, i.e building plants/factories in a particular congressmans district in return for public support), lobbying might be quite effective, especially if they have a talent pool to draw on as wide as EA does.