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November 02, 2006

Cui Bono? Politics

How much is it going to matter if Democrats win on Tuesday? Not as much as we'd like.

Democrats, Republicans — they have the same owners.

Check out these lists (via Billmon).

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Incredible. Our corporate run government is not a democracy. Don't know that it ever has been. The people with the most money have the most influence on policy. I remember in the 80's on the UT Austin campus, a table with the student republicans proclaiming that someone needs to look after the interests of business in this country.
right

Posted by: Clay at November 3, 2006 11:05 AM

Our corporate run government is not a democracy. Don't know that it ever has been.


Hate to mention this, but the US was never a democracy - it was set up as a constitutional republic. People who keep saying democracy just makes it sound like one.

Posted by: at November 3, 2006 06:38 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usa

"The United States is the longest-surviving extant constitutional republic, with the oldest wholly written constitution in the world. Its government operates as a representative democracy through a congressional system under a set of powers specified by its Constitution."

Posted by: Jeff at November 3, 2006 10:20 PM