The good news is that with modern technology we can data-mine the 0.001%, or even the 0.01%, better than ever in order to get a sense of who the really bad players are. Naturally, this would be much harder to do with a pool of several million, but that’s probably unnecessary anyway due to the extreme concentration of wealth and power in America today.
Several organizations are already doing such data mining, and one study that caught my eye yesterday is a joint analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics and the Sunlight Foundation. We should all be indebted to them for doing this, as the revelations and the wealth of information provided serves as an invaluable resource to anyone trying to avert multi-generational oligarch dictatorship.
The analysis focused on 31,796 people, roughly 0.01% of the American population, who collectively contributed $1.18 billion during the 2014 elections, or an estimated 29% of total donations…
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