How The Rich Rule Despite Unpopular Inequality


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How is it that in a Democracy with massive inequality, where the poor have just as much voting power as the rich, do the wealthy continue to get what they want politically? It’s a question that’s troubled political thinkers for a long time. Political scientists Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson have an answer in their new book “Let Them Eat Tweets: How The Right Rules In An Age of Extreme Inequality”. On this episode, we tackle that question and their answer. Part 1: How did the plutocrats take over the Republican Party: 16:00 Part 2: Are the voters getting duped or do their preferences really align with the wealthy: 20:20 Part 3: Is Donald Trump a natural continuation of Republican strategy?: 34:20

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