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Democrats Ramshield Donating Member (90 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-11 03:51 AM
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The mainstream German magazine Spiegel asks has the United States of America become an Oligarchy?
The mainstream German magazine Spiegel asks has the United States of America become an Oligarchy?
by Democrats Ramshield


A review written by an American expat Business Librarian who holds an MBA degree in marketing and A 2nd Masters degree in Library and information Science who as a business information professional lives and works in the European Union.
My email is: democratsramshield@yahoo.com

As an American expat living in the European Union, I have come to see that mainstream European media outlets provide an insight which I have found to be unavailable in the for-profit American media which is owned by the Oligarchy. As such this diary provides a review of the German mainstream magazine Der Spiegel which is unavailable in America. The English translation has only recently become available. This diary offers a review that I invite you to give a close read to. Also let's please remember that the European Union has a larger Economy than the U.S. and has a larger population than does the U.S. and it's currency the Euro rivals the U.S. Dollar.

DEATH OF THE WORKING CLASS AMERICAN DREAM marked by a 2nd GILDED AGE IN AMERICA!
Der Spiegle quote:
"The Occupy Wall Street movement is just one example of the sudden outbreak of tension between America's super-rich and the "other 99 percent." Experts now say the US has entered a second Gilded Age, but one in which hedge fund managers have replaced oil barons -- and are killing the American dream."


This mainstream German news outlet asks, has America become an Oligarchy? Has America stopped being a mixed economy?

(To further read this Daily Kos diary, please click on the link below.)
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/12/13/1044550/-The-m...
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-11 10:11 AM
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1. They have it right.
We have lost our political representation. Only big money has a voice now. I thought electing Obama would make a difference but it has not.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 03:53 PM
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2. K&R....Thanks for the read.
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-11 09:17 PM
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3.  Competition
Until we have a third party to compete with the two enabling parties nothing will change.
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-26-11 09:56 PM
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4.  Gilded Age? Oligarchy? maybe. Looks to me like Neo Fascism.
20th Century Fascism had

Right Wing
Super Wealthy Funded
Corporation
Controlled
Media
Propaganda Pumping, Organized and Repetitious
with Scapegoating
and Union Busting

=Fascist Regime
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-04-12 11:16 PM
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5.  The answer is
yes.
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