The US is an oligarchy, study concludes | Telegraph

Report by researchers from Princeton and Northwestern universities suggests that US political system serves special interest organisations, instead of voters

The Capitol building in Washington DC

Researchers concluded that US government policies rarely align with the the preferences of the majority of Americans Photo: Bloomberg

The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country’s citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities has concluded.

The report, entitled Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens, used extensive policy data collected from between the years of 1981 and 2002 to empirically determine the state of the US political system.

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