USA: Quantifying the Loss of Government Legitimacy

new quantitative study by Princeton’s Martin Gilens and Northwestern’s Benjamin Page finds that America is not a democracy … but is an oligarchy.

Here’s a quick visual overview from the study:

(here I think the horizontal axis represents the support enjoyed by the policy proposals “stacked” in that column for the given income group.   In other words 10% of the proposals had around 85% approval among the elites in the table above and and those proposals were passed around 55% of the time -rw)

http://www.globalresearch.ca/its-official-scientific-study-shows-that-the-u-s-is-an-oligarchy-not-a-democracy/5377987

http://www.princeton.edu/~mgilens/Gilens%20homepage%20materials/Gilens%20and%20Page/Gilens%20and%20Page%202014-Testing%20Theories%203-7-14.pdf