I’ve called America an oligarchy many times and this Princeton and Northwest Universities study is definitely in line with that. The first Merrian Webster definition is “government by the few” and that is exactly what we have. With the massive influence of corporations, billionaires and special interest lobbying groups, the will of the people is GONE.
Read the short article about the study and it’s results before you comment if you would please.
Researchers concluded that U.S. government policies rarely align with the preferences of the majority of Americans, but do favour special interests and lobbying organizations: “When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites and/or with organized interests, they generally lose. Moreover, because of the strong status quo bias built into the US political system, even when fairly large majorities of Americans favour policy change, they generally do not get it.”
I know we have discuss this before here…it was also reason why so many Americans were tired of Bush and Clinton’s. We had hold up our end of bargain by dispatching Jeb early on…but libs ended up supporting their Queen.