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American OligarchyThe Permanent Political Class$
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Ron Formisano

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041273

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041273.001.0001

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Our One Percent Government, Congress, and Its Adjuncts

Our One Percent Government, Congress, and Its Adjuncts

The Way to Wealth

(p.37) Chapter 2 Our One Percent Government, Congress, and Its Adjuncts
American Oligarchy

Ron Formisano

University of Illinois Press

Most members of Congress are now millionaires; for all “serving” in Congress enables most to live like millionaires. The affluence of many members of the political class causes them to lose connection with ordinary Americans.

Keywords:   Greenbacks in the freezer, The Burden of Fundraising, Junkets, Ethics Not, One Percent Supreme Court

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