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Challenging the Oligarchy by Paul Krugman | The New York Review of Books
"Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few by Robert B. Reich Knopf, 279 pp., $26.95"
book  review  economics  capitalism  inequality  class  oligarchy 
december 2015 by tsuomela
Rich people rule!
"A forthcoming article in Perspectives on Politics by (my former colleague) Martin Gilens and (my sometime collaborator) Benjamin Page marks a notable step in that process. Drawing on the same extensive evidence employed by Gilens in his landmark book “Affluence and Influence,” Gilens and Page analyze 1,779 policy outcomes over a period of more than 20 years. They conclude that “economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence.”"
politics  rich  money  policy  political-science  oligarchy 
april 2014 by tsuomela
Robert Paterson's Weblog: Renewing the Banking System - Going Back to "Boring" - Bring back Utilities for Public Goods
"Credit, energy, media and food are the critical parts of what makes our way of life possible. In the last 50 years, and especially in the last 20 years, these have ended up in the hands of a tiny group of oligarchs.

They have run them in such a way that now our entire way of life is threatened."
oligarchy  oligopoly  banking  food  electricity  politics  localism  commons  public-goods  media 
february 2009 by tsuomela

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