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    Socrates: First, shouldn't we explain how a democracy becomes an oligarchy?

    Adeimantus: Yes

    Socrates: The crucial step is that the rich figure out how to manipulate politics so the laws benefit them instead of the public.

    Adeimantus: So it seems.

    Plato, Republic, 550d translated by Keith Quincy in his book

    "Worse Than You Think: The Real Economy Hidden Beneath Washington's Rigged Statistics, and Where to Go From Here."

    Excellent book.

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