electrostatic generator

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electrostatic generator

[i‚lek·trə′stad·ik ′jen·ə‚rād·ər]
(electricity)
Any machine which produces electric charges by friction or (more commonly) electrostatic induction.
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But is it also true, as Katz announces in the opening lines of The Influence Machine, that the Chamber is "the single most influential organization in American politics, outside the Republican and Democratic Parties' apparatuses"?
One telling example from The Influence Machine involves how the Chamber, working on behalf of tobacco companies, got a one-sentence amendment into a 4,000-page budget bill in 1999, requiring that any researchers who received government support had to make their data public.
Donohue's pitch involves this tension between threat and opportunity: terrible things could happen to your business; our influence machine can prevent those terrible things from happening.
These working models, called influence machines, create electric charges and were far more reliable than their earlier counterparts that worked by friction.