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CentralMass

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Mon Oct 4, 2021, 10:36 AM Oct 2021

From March - newsweek - The United States of Oligarchy Opinion

https://www.newsweek.com/united-states-oligarchy-opinion-1575266
"The United States of Oligarchy | Opinion
MARIANNE WILLIAMS

They say the devil is in the details but sometimes the devil is in the big picture.

When it comes to the American political system, the problem is not an instance of dysfunction here or an element of corruption there. It's not just one thing, it's the whole thing. It's that our government has become a system of legalized bribery, as the undue influence of money, mainly corporate money, has corrupted our democracy.

This has created what is for all intents and purposes an economically rigged system. Due to the undue influence of money on our political system, our politicians now do more to serve corporate interests than humanitarian ones, to advocate for short-term profit maximization for huge corporate entities before the health, well-being and security of the American people and the planet on which we live.
Democracy has been under attack in America for a very long time, and at this point it doesn't seem to be winning."
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