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  •  Politicians "represent" their own interests (3+ / 0-)
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    Eyesbright, a2nite, Desert Rose

    and the rich make sure the interests of politicians are aligned with those of the rich by buying their loyalty.

    The poor can't buy the loyalty of politicians, so they aren't represented.

    Every empire eventually dies of the corruption created by wealth. The US is simply reaching the point where the story starts to get juicy, a la Suetonius.

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