To Hillary Clinton, it was a right-wing conspiracy that was causing difficulty. Barack Obama’s administration got more specific, blaming the GOP and George Bush for everything from his own budget deficit to the poor economy under his administration.
But a new study suggests something far different actually is running America these days.
A recent study by professors Martin Gilens of Princeton and Benjamin I. Page found that the U.S. now resembles more of an oligarchy than a democratic republic.
“The central point that emerges from our research is 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.”