It isn't clear to me who dictates policy in this country. What policy do you think Adidas dictates? What athletic shoes should be worn? So what? No one has to do business with anyone. I thought you meant United States foreign policy.
an old saying. don't bite the hand that feeds you. I think that may apply in many situations.
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Not a good example, but when certain companies turn over is more than many countries, they do wield a power that is not always available for scrutiny by the populace. This shows itself most evidently.
Nestles can dictate many poor African countries policies and laws. The drugs industry in the US has more than passing interest in the health policy of the government. Through bribes, the official word is lobbying, many corporate companies dictate government's actions.