US is Not a Democracy

This study shows what is clearly manifested at a local and state level in Coral Gables and Florida, and the national level, namely, we have a political system with governments run by rich contributors and corporate business interests.  A simple example, observe the people selected by the city commissioners to fill its critical city manager pre-selection committee who are from big business and  interests (University of Miami).

 What “Economic Elite Domination” and “Biased Pluralism” mean is that rather than average citizens of moderate means having an important role in determining policy, ability to shape outcomes is restricted to people at the top of the income distribution and to organized groups that represent primarily — although not exclusively — business.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/princeton-scholar-demise-of-democracy-america-tpm-interview

 

…organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. 

http://www.scribd.com/doc/219648078/Gilens-and-Page-2014-Testing-Theories

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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