TITLE

This Isn't What Democracy Looks Like

AUTHOR(S)
McCHESNEY, ROBERT W.
PUB. DATE
November 2012
SOURCE
Monthly Review: An Independent Socialist Magazine;Nov2012, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses U.S. democracy in the context of the 2012 Presidential election, arguing that capitalism and democracy are incompatible and using the term Dollarocracy to describe the U.S. government. Topics include corporate lobbying efforts, the deregulation of the U.S. banking industry, and income inequality. Also addressed are austerity policies in relation to Keynesian economics, the purported political power of monopoly-finance capital, and economic and fiscal impacts of U.S. military spending.
ACCESSION #
82747387

 

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