It’s a Kleptocracy

There is so very little justice in this country anymore.  The banks and corporations own the government which has become increasingly more hostile and violent.  When I first started writing this blog years ago, those concepts were not entirely accepted by most people.

But fast forward now a few years and you’d be hard pressed to find any thinking American who doesn’t understand just how grossly improper this nation has now become..particularly when it comes to the battle between individuals and corporations.

This is particularly evident in foreclosure courtrooms where we see banks having free reign over a court system that they control.  The institutional and individual biases make the fight nearly impossible at times.

The consequences of this dangerous policy shift are already devastating but soon they will become violent and terribly destabilizing.  Americans increasingly have nothing to lose and they are reminded everyday that government does not work for them and that courts will work against them to serve the corporate interests.

One of the more frustrating aspects of the story is the fact that those who are implementing these policies, especially at a local level refuse to think about the long-term consequences.

Should we expect that a homeowner who suffers mistreatment in a foreclosure court to continue to respect otherwise lawful orders and government directives?  Should they?

Well, a study out today confirms all that I’ve been saying.

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.

After sifting through nearly 1,800 US policies enacted in that period and comparing them to the expressed preferences of average Americans (50th percentile of income), affluent Americans (90th percentile) and large special interests groups, researchers concluded that the United States is dominated by its economic elite.


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