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The astounding power of "economic elites" (turns out we're not really democratic)

" “America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened.”

That’s the startling claim in a provocative new study: (http://www.princeton.edu/~mgilens/Gilens%20homepage%20materi...) by Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin I. Page of Northwestern University.

Many of us like to believe that popular opinion influences policymakers, at least indirectly. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. “The general public has little or no independent influence” on policymaking, the two political scientists found. "

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-exchange/the-astounding-p...



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Alternative media is 5 years ahead

This was reported 5 years ago in the alternative media.

The academics are finally figuring it out?

Well I guess its official now, and more of the mainstream outlets will publish the story.

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