was the response by many commentators when the study came out, the article says. It was my own thought listening to the clip. Oligarchy: "a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligarchy
I'm also not okay with it. And not to raise a sticky issue, but it doesn't make me feel any more comfortable knowing that such incredible wealth and power to affect American policy rests in the hands of persons who apparently hold dual citizenship.
The end might not justify the means. And the means might not justify the end, either, if the end result doesn't best serve the people. Government is an artificial construct. It can be whatever a country says it is, with whatever caveats the people want. So many times I've heard - including from my own mouth - we're not seeing the results of capitalism but rather crony capitalism. Well, it is what it is, and the government structure we set up allowed for it. So maybe we need to change the structure. Do people really think the wealthiest individuals and corporations are investing in America? I'd rather see a more socialistic American society than a redistribution of wealth globally (drained from America), as is happening now with us being an oligarchy.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir
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