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Martin Gilens

Americans Can Do Anything

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The majority of Americans want the minimum wage raised, unemployment insurance extended, Social Security protected, and infrastructure like highways improved, but that's not what Congress is doing. Instead, it is slashing the budget in ways that the majority hates, including cutting food stamps and preserving tax breaks for corporations.

U.S. Policies Favor The Wealthy, Interest Groups, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

U.S. government policies reflect the desires of the wealthy and interest groups more than the average citizen, according to researchers at Princeton U...

Our Defective Democracy

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 10.28.2012 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

In a democracy, by definition, elected officials respond to the preferences of citizens, who are treated as political equals. Judged by that standard, according to Martin Gilens, the United States has become increasingly undemocratic.