Princeton Study: American Government No Longer A Democracy


by Noah on Apr 21, 2014 | Views: 651 | Score: 10
Correlation between Preference and Policy Outcome
Average Citizens0.05
Mass-Based Interest Groups0.24
Business-Oriented Interest Groups0.43
Economic Elites0.78
Sources: princeton.edu
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Noah
Noah on Apr 21, 2014 7:28 AM said:

When the policy-preferences of median-income Americans were compared to actual government policies enacted, the public majority's interests were found to be "served almost exclusively when it also served those of the richest 10%." Average citizens' independent preferences were estimated to have essentially zero-impact on policy changes, while those of business-oriented interest groups and economic elites generally tended to become law.

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
Jacob Jedamus-Denu on Apr 27, 2014 10:30 PM said:

Democratic capitalism has helped shape the political system of the United States into what it has become today. Run by economic elites, this form of government is difficult to deconstruct after having been established. Big money will likely always be the biggest influencer in our political world.

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
Jacob Jedamus-Denu on Apr 29, 2014 5:24 PM said:

This article presents an interesting opinion on the topic. It is an argument concerning why big money is such a integral part of politics in the US.

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