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Princeton/Northwestern Univ. study finds U.S. is not a democracy or a republic but an elitist oligarchy

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Princeton/Northwestern Univ. study finds U.S. is not a democracy or a republic but an elitist oligarchy
Posted By: MrFusion [Send E-Mail]
Date: Thursday, 24-Apr-2014 22:15:14

These people have an intuitive grasp of the obvious, as Howard Cosell used to say (or was it said about Howard Cosell?):
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America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study finds
By Cheryl K. Chumley – Monday, April 21, 2014
America is no longer a democracy — never mind the democratic republic envisioned by Founding Fathers.
Rather, it has taken a turn down elitist lane and become a country led by a small dominant class comprised of powerful members who exert total control over the general population — an oligarchy, said a new study jointly conducted by Princeton and Northwestern universities.
One finding in the study: The U.S. government now represents the rich and powerful, not the average citizen, United Press International reported.
In the study, “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups and Average Citizens,” researchers compared 1,800 different U.S. policies that were put in place by politicians between 1981 and 2002 to the type of policies preferred by the average and wealthy American, or special interest groups.
Researchers then concluded that U.S. policies are formed more by special interest groups than by politicians properly representing the will of the general people, including the lower-income class.
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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/21/americas-oligarchy-not-democracy-or-republic-unive/



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