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Old October 23rd, 2017, 12:40 PM   #1
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Princeton Study: US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Princeton Study: US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

From a BBC article:

"American democracy is a sham, no matter how much it's pumped by the oligarchs who run the country (and who control the nation's "news" media)," he writes. "The US, in other words, is basically similar to Russia or most other dubious 'electoral' 'democratic' countries. We weren't formerly, but we clearly are now."....

"A proposed policy change with low support among economically elite Americans (one-out-of-five in favour) is adopted only about 18% of the time," they write, "while a proposed change with high support (four-out-of-five in favour) is adopted about 45% of the time."

On the other hand:

"When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites and/or with organised interests, they generally lose. Moreover, because of the strong status quo bias built into the US political system, even when fairly large majorities of Americans favour policy change, they generally do not get it. "
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 01:06 PM   #2
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Sad but true....Trickle down economics began this and citizens United Solidified it. Our tax code tops the sundae.
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