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People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy by John Nichols, Robert W. McChesney

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chapter four

DEMOCRATIC INFRASTRUCTURE

THE IMMENSE ECONOMIC PROBLEMS THAT ARE BEING AGGRAVATED and accelerated by the technological revolution raise fundamental issues that require popular involvement to be resolved in a humane and sustainable manner. Ours is a citizenless democracy, where core political and economic decisions are made by the wealthy few for the wealthy few. Consequential economic issues are off the table. Voting is hard. Money rules the day. Instead of guiding the ship of state, the vast majority of Americans are on individual ...

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