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Princeton Study:U.S.No Longer An Actual Democracy!

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From flickr.com/photos/45729118@N02/8405531226/: Economic elites impact policy while individuals don't. America is no longer a Democracy.
Economic elites impact policy while individuals don't. America is no longer a Democracy.
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p>A new study from Princeton spells bad news for American democracy--namely, that it no longer exists.

Asking "[w]ho really rules?" researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page argue that over the past few decades America's political system has slowly transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where wealthy elites wield most power.

Using data drawn from over 1,800 different policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, the two conclude that rich, well-connected individuals on the political scene now steer the direction of the country, regardless of or even against the will of the majority of voters.

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