THE GROWING OLIGARCHY:Nicholas Carnes | Sanford School of Public Policy | Duke University

Published July 23, 2014 by wallacedarwin

WeThePoorple ARE NOT REPRESENTED IN THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE? :-$ O:-) :-$ 😥 THE GROWING OLIGARCHY

http://people.duke.edu/~nwc8/research.html

 If working-class Americans — people with manual-labor and service-industry jobs — were a political party, that party would have made up more than half of the country since the start of the 20th century, but its legislators (those who last worked in blue-collar jobs before getting into politics) would never have held more than 2 percent of the seats in Congress.

The economic gulf between ordinary Americans and the people who represent them in the halls of power raises serious questions about our democratic process. 

Excerpted from
Washington post

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