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Oligarchy, Not Democracy
Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'We Must End Global Oligarchy'
In a debate sponsored by CNN between Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Sanders had a lot to say about oligarchy in the U.S. and around the world. Sanders explained that today there is "rapid movement toward global oligarchy, in which just a handful of billionaires now own and control a significant part of the world economy." | Posted Nov. 17, 2017, on CNN.com | More>
Dictionary.com defines oligarchies as a form of government in which all power is vest in a few persons or a dominant class or clique. In other words, it is government by the few, the exact opposite of democracy which is government by the many. | More>
'The Transformation of American Democracy to Oligarchy'
HuffingtonPost.com reporter Akbar Ganji writes: "The United States has the world’s largest economy, is the most important contributor to scientific advancements, has the most powerful military and some of the best universities in the world, is a democratic state, and accepts more immigrants than any other nation. But, over time the democratic foundations of the United States, equality of the citizens and their human rights, have been eroding." | Posted as a blog Aug. 6, 2015, on Huffpost.com: More>