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By Joshua KrauseThe Daily Sheeple

Last year, Princeton released a shocking study on the nature of American politics. After studying the beliefs of the average American for over 20 years, they found that the policies supported by wealthy interests were much more likely to result in real world legislation, while the beliefs of average and lower-income earners had no significant influence on public policy.

They concluded that the United States is neither a Republic, nor a democracy. Our country is an oligarchy, with a tiny financial elite calling the shots, irrespective of the wishes of the average American.

That fact probably won’t come as a surprise to readers of this website, but have you ever wondered how these elite interests cater to our law makers? What are the nuts and bolts of that process? A recent report from NBC’s Georgia outlet (it’s kind of surprising that this came from a mainstream source) revealed that state legislators meet behind closed doors at a hotel in Savannah, where the corporations write the laws they will later vote on. This is how the American oligarchy really operates.

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Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger .

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