US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study

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tetmo
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US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study

Postby tetmo » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:44 am

. . . the first-ever comprehensive scientific study of the subject, which shows that there is instead "the nearly total failure of 'median voter' and other Majoritarian Electoral Democracy theories [of America]. When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy."

https://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/14

Contrarianoutlook
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Re: US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Stud

Postby Contrarianoutlook » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:28 am

The only thing that this study show is that majority liberal notions of Democracy are naive and false.

Representative Democracy depends on political parties, these parties work in collusion with Corporations which is the essence of corporatism, fascism and socialism. The elite get government contracts, subsidies and protection whereas the voters get union protection or the welfare they so desire at the expense of the losing party of voters interests.

This is not news, this has always been the case of Democracy.

gerald
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Re: US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Stud

Postby gerald » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:12 pm

The Us has become a Dumbocracy
There is no more sure means of destroying a civilization, a society, a religion or any other institution than by employing democracy. A lot of people go on and on about how great democracy is. They mention freedom and democracy together, as though freedom is gotten or ensured by democracy. But it has always been known that democracy is nothing more than the tyranny of the many over the few, the ignorant over the enlightened, the base over the excellent, the mean-spirited over the noble-spirited. http://stromatais.blogspot.com/2011/01/dumbocracy.html

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Re: US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Stud

Postby psCargile » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:36 am

All governments are plutocracies because it takes money to do anything.

gerald
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Re: US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study

Postby gerald » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:14 am

US Police More Concerned About "Anti-Government" Domestic Extremists Than Al-Qaeda, Study Finds

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-0 ... a-study-fi

"The real enemy of the corrupt corporate state is none other than, “we the people.”


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