Rise of the Oligarchs – July, 16, 2018

The Democratic Perspective team addresses some of the things that have diminished the power of voters and led to an oligarchy (a nation controlled by the moneyed class) as determined by a peer-reviewed study. Co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino discuss the impact of dirty money, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and the Koch-funded PAC called Americans for Prosperity. Then Gary LaMaster explains the growing inequitable representation of states in the Senate and, in turn, the Electoral College.

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