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US Democracy

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.

Democracy Improves Lives in China -- and Here, Too

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Where democracy is weak, so is the economy for regular people. And when regular people are not doing well there isn't much of a "market." Democracy is the only economics that works.