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Study: Polarization And Gridlock Work Well For The Wealthiest Americans

“Washington gridlock helps the super-rich stay rich, and get richer,” says Thomas Volscho, a sociologist at the City University of New York. “And the richer they get, the more the gridlock actually helps them.”
Study: Polarization And Gridlock Work Well For The Wealthiest Americans
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Via Moyers & Company:

At the end of 2013, only 12 percent of Americans held a positive view of Congress – three points above the all-time low set earlier in the year, according to Gallup. Two out of three respondents to a CNN/ORC poll said this was the worst functioning Congress they’d seen in their lifetimes. And these dismal views weren’t just the product of subjective impressions – in its first year, the 113th Congress managed to pass only 66 bills, the fewest in the 40 years for which reliable data exists.

But a study published last November in The Journal of Politics s...

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