Special Interests

Democracy promotes itself as the best political system because it gives ordinary people a say. But vested interests with deep pockets can direct and dominate 21st century democracy. The perception that democracy is becoming a system for the few and not the many is one of the major reasons for citizen disengagement and distrust.

January 1, 2011

Robert Lieberman reviews Winner-Take-All Politics, a book about how public policy has contributed to income inequality in the US over the last 40 years.

Academic
November 27, 2015

Former Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Tim Smith, questions whether democracy is still serving its citizens.

Opinion

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