US an Oli­garchy

Catron Courier - - News -

Re­searchers from Prince­ton Univer­sity stud­ied a mas­sive 1,779 pol­icy is­sues. They found that de­spite elec­tions, free speech and vot­ing, elite groups had their pol­icy in­ter­ests rep­re­sented where the peo­ple's were not. The clear find­ing is that the US is an oli­garchy.

The US, in other words, is sim­i­lar to China, Rus­sia, South Africa, or most other du­bi­ous "elec­toral" or "demo­cratic" coun­tries. Af­ter this ex­haus­tive anal­y­sis of the data, the re­port states “the in­ter­ests of the av­er­age Amer­i­can have ab­so­lutely no im­pact upon pub­lic pol­icy.”

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