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Old May 21st, 2014, 11:56 AM   #1
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US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study

US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study

by Eric Zuesse Published on Monday, April 14, 2014 by Common Dreams

A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, finds that the U.S. is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoundly corrupt, …’

The U.S., in other words, is basically similar to Russia or most other dubious "electoral" "democratic" countries. We weren't formerly, but we clearly are now. Today, after this exhaustive analysis of the data, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” That's it, in a nutshell.

https://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/14
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Old May 31st, 2014, 02:22 PM   #3
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People in government lie to us because they can

When faced with the highest levels of unemployment in American History why does the government trumpet a falling unemployment rate?

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The Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media regales us with oxymoronic statements such as, “Despite the unemployment rate plummeting, more than 92 million Americans remain out of the labor force.” The Great Recession grinds on in the lives of everyday working people while our leaders talk about a recovery that only benefits them and their cronies.

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The US has not been a democracy since 1789...
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People in government lie to us because they can

When faced with the highest levels of unemployment in American History why does the government trumpet a falling unemployment rate?

By Dr. Robert Owens

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The Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media regales us with oxymoronic statements such as, “Despite the unemployment rate plummeting, more than 92 million Americans remain out of the labor force.” The Great Recession grinds on in the lives of everyday working people while our leaders talk about a recovery that only benefits them and their cronies.

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Cheech Marin's got it right on "Big Bamboo": his cousin Ricky's Unemployment Agency.
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And what is the american people going to do about it?

Are they going to walk down to Washington and throw the fuckers out?

Nah, they'll just act like they're angry for a week before focusing their attention on the latest entertainment news story. Just like good little boys and girls.

You can spell an issue out to the american public and they still couldn't give two shits. It's pathetic.
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And what is the american people going to do about it?

Are they going to walk down to Washington and throw the fuckers out?

Nah, they'll just act like they're angry for a week before focusing their attention on the latest entertainment news story. Just like good little boys and girls.

You can spell an issue out to the american public and they still couldn't give two shits. It's pathetic.
Very true...also, very sad.
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US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study

by Eric Zuesse Published on Monday, April 14, 2014 by Common Dreams

A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, finds that the U.S. is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoundly corrupt, …’

The U.S., in other words, is basically similar to Russia or most other dubious "electoral" "democratic" countries. We weren't formerly, but we clearly are now. Today, after this exhaustive analysis of the data, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” That's it, in a nutshell.

https://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/14
Those people must be high. Any fool knows that our system of government is actually a plutocracy. Meaning rule by the wealthy.
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US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study

by Eric Zuesse Published on Monday, April 14, 2014 by Common Dreams

A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, finds that the U.S. is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoundly corrupt, …’

The U.S., in other words, is basically similar to Russia or most other dubious "electoral" "democratic" countries. We weren't formerly, but we clearly are now. Today, after this exhaustive analysis of the data, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” That's it, in a nutshell.

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


The U.S. has never been a democracy. We are a Republic because we do not vote directly. We have representatives who vote for us. Having said that the author's point is well made. I mean, hey, Trump is trying to buy the presidency, right?
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