The Great Passivity

Lawrence M. Mead

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    According to the APSA report, “American Democracy in an Age of Rising Inequality,” in the United States economic and political inequality are feeding on each another. Since the 1970s, earnings, income, and wealth have become more unequal, while politics is becoming more elitist. Rising inequality is corrupting our democracy, especially through the rising role that money plays in politics. At the same time a more exclusive government exacerbates, or at least tolerates, growing inequality.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)671-675
    Number of pages5
    JournalPerspectives on Politics
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Dec 2004

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Political Science and International Relations


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