U.S. Politics - How Can This Make Sense?

By: Ian Campbell | Thu, Aug 23, 2012
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Why read: Because if the statistics quoted in this commentary are even close to being accurate - which I have not independently verified - you ought to know and think hard about them.

Commentary: A recent article suggests that of all Americans:

The obvious question that arises from this is: following from the foregoing, how much influence does a very tiny (or even microscopic) percentage of the American population wield on American politics and ultimately legislation?

My own answer is that in a country that holds wealth in very high esteem, almost certainly a very great deal of influence. Assuming I am right, I can't see how that augers well for America going forward.

I suggest you think about the foregoing and reach your own conclusion.

Topical Reference: Big Campaign Spending: Government by the 1%, from The Atlantic, Lawrence Lessig, July 10, 2012 - reading time 2 minutes.



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