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STUDY: You Have ‘Near-Zero’ Impact On U.S. Policy

A startling new political science study concludes that corporate interests and mega wealthy individuals control U.S. policy to such a degree that “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”

And…

Who rules America?

The new study, with the jaw-clenching title of “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens,” is forthcoming in the fall 2014 edition of Perspectives on Politics. Its authors, Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University, examined survey data on 1,779 national policy issues for which they could gauge the preferences of average citizens, economic elites, mass-based interest groups and business-dominated interest groups. They used statistical methods to determine the influence of each of these four groups on policy outcomes, including both policies that are adopted and rejected.

The analysts found that when controlling for the power of economic elites and organized interest groups, the influence of ordinary Americans registers at a “non-significant, near-zero level.” The analysts further discovered that rich individuals and business-dominated interest groups dominate the policymaking process. The mass-based interest groups had minimal influence compared to the business-based interest groups.

The study also debunks the notion that the policy preferences of business and the rich reflect the views of common citizens. They found to the contrary that such preferences often sharply diverge and when they do, the economic elites and business interests almost always win and the ordinary Americans lose.

The article’s author, Allan Lichtman, then goes on—in utter face-palming imbecility—to conclude:

Rich individuals and business interests have the capacity to hire the lobbyists that shadow legislators in Washington and to fill the campaign coffers of political candidates. Ordinary citizens are themselves partly to blame, however, because they do not choose to vote.

America’s turnout rate places us near the bottom of industrialized democracies. More than 90 million eligible Americans did not vote in the presidential election of 2012 and more than 120 million did not vote in the midterm elections of 2010.

Translation: If a whore goes instead for the cash and ignores 125 million wishes, in order to spread her legs, then we simply need 90 million more wishes. What a moron. Lichtman: you’re a fucktard.

Anyway, here’s the study draft (PDF): Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens.

Now, pop quiz: who wrote this and for how long has he been saying it in various iterations and forms?

“Voting: getting a 1/300 millionth say in your own affairs.”

There’s a good reason that 90 million American’s are smart enough to not bother voting, ever. They understand this:

Voting
At least they have the common decency to cover themselves.

Source: Anarchy Begins at Home: The Blog Series Part 8 – The Quality of Neolithic Social Power.

Alright, onward. There’s my toldjaso for the day. Take the fucking Red Pill already.

Update: George Carlin Doesn’t Vote (and not because he’s dead)

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More

6 Comments

  1. Hello on August 15, 2014 at 14:37

    Sounds like you have a Randian Plutocracy to me. I am unsure why this would bother you.

  2. Richard Nikoley on August 15, 2014 at 14:39

    “I am unsure why this would bother you.”

    Because Rand’s politics contradict her ethics, and are thus as goofy as a football bat? You could start there.

  3. Kyle on August 15, 2014 at 18:28
  4. GTR on August 19, 2014 at 00:38

    The results are very visible in the impacts of sentences the government states. For whatever evil the large corporation basically only pays some fine; that for rich ones is lower than profit anyway. Basically a punishment for rich corporation is just lowering of profits.

    For humans it’s the opposite – sentences are harsh like death penalty, life imprisonment; or long-term inprisonment – basically elimination from the world for a long time. US is the weirdest here with it’s “three strikes laws”, that apparently apply only to humans, not to corporations, and which can mean life imprisonment for somethig small and silly.

  5. StylesGrant on August 25, 2014 at 19:57

    I would have to concur with the late and great Hicks and Carlin. This reminds me of Dan Carlin’s

    • Richard Nikoley on August 25, 2014 at 21:45

      Sorry, I reflexively close a fucktarded tab with a black background.

      Zero exceptions ever.

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