“The US is an oligarchy, study concludes”

Posted: April 16, 2014 in -
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UK Telegraph:

The US is an oligarchy, study concludes

It’s official.  The United States of America is an oligarchy, and so you can stop pretending we are some kind of democracy or republic.

“Report by researchers from Princeton and Northwestern universities suggests that US political system serves special interest organisations, instead of voters”

“The central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organised groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence.”

Link to study

 

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