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The authors of this historically important study are Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page
I just have one simple question. How do these distinguished scientists pay their bills? I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark and guess they have jobs that are related to their scientific expertise.
Gee. What is a respectable scientific opinion worth?
reply to post by alldaylong
Yeah, but what other country had such wilderness and magnificent places for the poor to explore, hunt, track and settle.
One critic referred to Abernethy and his associates as a "class of mungralls [sic], neither American nor anti-American—a kind of foreign hypocritical go-between."
reply to post by FyreByrd
Yep, it indeed is a Plutocratic Oligarchy. No doubt about it.
Still wonder if this was peer reviewed?
It's supposed to be a Republic not a democracy to begin with.
It's that simple.
originally posted by: MOMof3
I was in the classrooms in the 50's and 60's. The teachers and preachers of that time all made us kids feel patriotic how we were a democracy and how we need to spread that across the globe. So, they lied by giving us a War Cry to rally around. I see it now. Sent my husband and brothers to Viet Nam with that War Cry.
originally posted by: jacobe001
Some questions come to mind for the defenders of our Oligarchy
How do those that support the constitution wherein we are supposed to be a representative republic for all people of this country reconcile the ability of corporations and banks to infringe on others rights to be heard when money= freedom of speech?
Why do some people think that those in the pursuit of wealth and power no matter the cost make good candidates for government positions, by giving them access to other people’s money?
Also, since the majority of American's are not being Represented based upon this data....
I recall something about a Revolution and No Taxation without Representation happening near the founding of this country.
This should be a pretty big deal for all American's in what is supposed to be a Representative Constitutional Republic.