Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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Great power in America is concentrated in a handful of people. A few thousand individuals out of 310 million Americans decide about war and peace, wages and prices, consumption and investment, employment and production, law and justice, taxes and benefits, education and learning, health and welfare, advertising and communication, life and leisure. In all societies - primitive and advanced, totalitarian and democratic, capitalist and socialist - only a few people exercise great power. This is true whether or not such power is exercised in the name of "the people."

- Who's Running America? The Obama Reign (eighth edition) by Thomas R. Dye, published in 2014 

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