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January 28, 2011

Democracy or Plutocracy? A Chart

-- by Dave Johnson

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF.

DEMOCRACY

PLUTOCRACY

We, the People

Wealthy Few

One Person One Vote

One Dollar One Vote

Government

Limited Government

Majority

Supermajority

Information

Propaganda

Taxes on the Wealthy

Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

Budgets

Budget Cuts

Jobs programs

Bank Bailouts

Welfare

Warfare

Express Lanes for 2 or More People

Express Lanes for 2 or More Dollars

Security Lines at Airports

Special First-Class Security Lanes at Airports

Public Schools

Private Schools

Public Investment

Private Investment

Updates:

Public TransportationPrivate Jets
AccountabilityImpunity
Rule Of LawAbove The Law
TransparencySecrecy
Sustainable growthPolluter Growth
Medicare-For-AllHealthcare For Profit
Clean ElectionsRigged Elections
Savings AccountsOffshore Accounts
Credit Card DebtCredit Default Swaps
Union membersSerfs
LayoffsPayoffs
HomiesCronies
GrassrootsAstroturf

Feel free to add additional contrasts in the comments.

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Posted by Dave Johnson at January 28, 2011 9:52 AM


Comments

Democracy: Open, competitive markets enabled thru regulation

Plutocracy: Monopolies and oligarchies enabled thru deregulation

Posted by: rollotomasi [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 30, 2011 7:58 PM

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