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US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study

US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study

by Eric Zuesse Published on Monday, April 14, 2014 by Common Dreams

A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, finds that the U.S. is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoundly corrupt, …’

The U.S., in other words, is basically similar to Russia or most other dubious "electoral" "democratic" countries. We weren't formerly, but we clearly are now. Today, after this exhaustive analysis of the data, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” That's it, in a nutshell.


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Been seeing this on facebook

A lot of my "Progressive rawr-rawr-Citizens United/Koch Bros to hell" friends are posting articles citing this same research. I get a kick out of replying to them with a sarcastic bit about how:
'it's not like the same families shuffle in and out of office, with the same results.'

Then I end with a "Hillary 2016!!!! HAAAAA!!"

I hope they catch onto what I'm hinting at.