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Democracy, Without the Majority Class

Editors

Workers are frozen out of politics in both the United States and Britain.

Despite platitudes about equal opportunity and the national mythology of bootstraps and log cabins, a quick glance at American office-holders demonstrates the truth about our democracy — overwhelmingly, the bosses are in charge. At all levels of government, from local city halls to the Capitol building, elected representatives are overwhelmingly business owners or elite professionals […]

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