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oligarchy

o luh gor kee

  • n  a political system governed by a few people
    one of his cardinal convictions was that Britain was not run as a democracy but as an oligarchy
    the big cities were notoriously in the hands of the oligarchy of local businessmen

  • A decent oligarchycall it aristocracy if you likeis the most ideal form of government.
  • And another, referring to economist Simon Johnson's claim that a financial oligarchy has seized control of our government: Johnson is right that the power of financial interests .
  • What is fascinating is the agreement among serious economists that we're doing the wrong thing by trying to protect the Wall Street oligarchy.
News & Articles

  • Commentary: Privacy is history in America (Frank Girardot)
    The government by the people, of the people and for the people that President Abraham Lincoln so eloquently praised at Gettysburg has devolved into an oppressive police-state oligarchy managed by a bunch of clowns with rubber faces and bad dye jobs.
    June 6, 2013 - Pasadena Star-News
Quotes

  • Lech Kaczynski in guardian.co.uk
    Last night, Mr Kaczynski said: "These elections will create the chance for Poland to decide whether it wants to continue on its path of transition ...... or whether it wants to follow the path of the rule of oligarchy."
  • Joe Biden in Guardian Unlimited
    Russia is moving more and more toward an oligarchy here,Biden said. "We have basically been giving him a bye."
  • Thomas Jefferson in WND.com
    In an 1820 correspondence to William Jarvis, Jefferson wrote: "To consider : judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions [is] a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy."

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