Has United States Become an Oligarchy?

According to Washington Times coverage of the research study in the link below, “America is no longer a democracy — never mind the democratic republic envisioned by Founding Fathers. Rather, it has… become a country led by a small dominant class comprised of powerful members who exert total control over the general population.”

That’s the definition of an oligarchy. And that’s the Hijacking of Social Responsibility, the Hijacking of the American Dream and the Hijacking of Governance.

Here’s the research citation:

Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens
Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page (2014).
Perspectives on Politics, Volume 12, Issue03, September 2014, pp 564-581
Do you agree or disagree? Why?

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Dr. David Gruder

Dr. David Gruder, founder of Integrity Culture Systems™, is a clinical & organizational development psychologist specializing in culture and business psychology. An internationally sought speaker, trainer and trusted advisor who the media named "America's Integrity Expert," Dr. Gruder's mission is to make happiness sustainable, collaboration successful, integrity profitable, and cultures healthy. Well, what do you expect from someone who was at Woodstock?! In addition to having founded his own for-profit companies, served as founding president of an international nonprofit, and sat on a number of for-profit and nonprofit boards, Dr. Gruder is on core faculty for the California Institute for Human Science and is Co-Head of Faculty for CEO Space International, an entrepreneur development organization that helps businesses become profitable through collaboration instead of competition, and without sacrificing integrity or social responsibility. The first recipient of a leadership award that was named in his honor, and winner of 8 book awards so far, the working titles for his forthcoming next two books are, "The Hijacking of Happiness, Health, Prosperity & Governance… and How to Reclaim Your Power” and "7 Psychological Keys to Entrepreneur & Leader Success.” His main website is www.DrGruder.com.

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