How America Became an Oligarchy

Disseminate Ellen Brown’s article as far and wide as possible. Americans, since 1913 (over 100 years) and the creation of the Federal Reserve System, have allowed private interests to control the most immense power: controlling the nation’s money supply. The first Americans fought the British for that immense power and true independence, so, after more than a century, today’s Americans have the real potential to fight and win independence.


The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. . . . You have owners.                                                                                                — George Carlin, The American Dream

According to a new study from Princeton University, American democracy no longer exists. Using data from over 1,800 policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page concluded that rich, well-connected individuals on the political scene now steer the direction of the country, regardless of – or even against – the will of the majority of voters. America’s political system has transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where…

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