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  • n  a political system governed by the wealthy people

  • The Municipal Council of the International Settlement of Shanghai was a government as close to a plutocracy as the world has ever seen.
  • So far as most ordinary Venezuelans are concerned, however, the constitutional niceties of Chvez's behavior are less important than the fact that he swept the hated plutocracy .
  • In the meeting of the plutocracy and the common folks, first-class passenger Rose visits third-class Jack (Leonard DiCaprio) to kick off her shoes and kick up her heels.
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  • President Obama’s New Deal: ‘Better Bargain’ For The Middle Class [Video]
    President Obama is unveiling a “Better Bargain” for the middle class today at 12:55 PM EST, a concept that harkens back to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal and Teddy Roosevelt’s Square Deal. Like Obama’s “Better Bargain,” the Roosevelts’ similar deals were aimed at re-establishing a middle class in the presence of increasing plutocracy, a problem... Read more » President Obama’s New Deal ...
    July 24, 2013 - The Inquisitr

  • Warren Buffett in Reuters
    Dynastic wealth, the enemy of a meritocracy, is on the rise. Equality of opportunity has been on the decline,Buffett said. "A progressive and meaningful estate tax is needed to curb the movement of a democracy toward plutocracy."
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson in San Diego Union Tribune
    The Plutocracy, as I like to call it, is greater than we want to admit to ourselves,Tyson joked.
  • Mike Huckabee in United Press International
    If you have to hire a roomful of consultants to tell you what you believe, maybe you shouldn't be president,Huckabee said. "If we're not careful, we're going to turn the presidency into a plutocracy."

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