Son of Leeds wrote:The fact that Romney and Trump can assert personal wealth - both of whom are inheritors - as a positive qualification, and go unchallenged, suggests that this historical trend is being reversed. We're moving back to the historic norm of government of the rich, by the rich, for the rich.
Money does seem to play an obscene role in US politics - not only the vast sums candidates must raise to stand a chance - but also the role of lobbying.
It’s interesting that the US doesn’t make the top 20 in the EIU democracy index - scoring lower than 8.0 which puts it in the “flawed democracy” category.https://www.businessinsider.com.au/econ ... 2018-1/amp
There will be no end to the problems afflicting mankind until economists become rulers, or, by some miracle, rulers become economists.