4 min read.Updated: 15 Sep 2014, 01:31 AM ISTDani Rodrik
When the elites' interests differ from those of the rest of society, it is their views that count, almost exclusively
It is hardly news that the rich have more political power than the poor, even in democratic countries where everyone gets a single vote in elections. But two political scientists, Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University, have recently produced some stark findings for the US that have dramatic implications for the functioning of democracy—in the US and elsewhere.
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