What has gone wrong with American democracy?

Jul 2014
yeah, your jeffersons, adams and washingtons were paupers.

god bless you
That's not as big as what happened after, starting with the formation of large corporations to exploit natural resources starting in the nineteenth century, then control of money supply via the Fed and manufacturing coupled with consumer spending, then Bretton Woods coupled with the military industrial complex, then the replacement of the gold standard with the petrodollar, and finally voodoo economics from the early 1980s to the present.