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BRENDAN JAMES, Talking Points Memo
Submitted by: Editor

Princeton Study Reveals U.S. Is No Longer A Democracy

According to a recent Princeton study, the US is now ruled by wealth elites who hold all the power. This is defined as an oligarchy.

[TPM] 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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