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Political Inequality

Paul Blumenthal

How Government Works To Help The Rich And Not You | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

The issue of big money in politics is receiving increased attention as the country barrels toward a presidential election cycle where all spending rec...

Democracy Matters

Jay Mandle | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Jay Mandle

Obviously, those of us who want to reverse the trend and achieve a more egalitarian America face a formidable challenge: how to reduce the political dominance of the super-rich at a time when they continue to use their wealth to enhance their political clout.

A New American Foreign Policy: Democracy at Home

Daniel Weeks | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Daniel Weeks

When the leading diplomat of the world's leading democratic nation describes his own government using the words "corruption" and "unrest," money in politics can no longer be considered a necessary political weapon but a weapon of mass destruction to democracy at home and abroad.

Potemkin Shambhala

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Many of us, living in the U.S., have been gradually waking up to the fact that this self-advertising shambhala of prosperity is an economic sham, a pseudo-meritocracy where, as Joseph Stiglitz astutely points out, economic inequality equals political inequality.

The Problem With U.S. Inequality

Daron Acemoglu | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics
Daron Acemoglu

Economic inequality will lead to greater political inequality, and those who are further empowered politically will use this to gain a greater economic advantage by stacking the cards in their favor -- a quintessential vicious circle.