Larry Bartel's Unequal Democracy

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Larry Bartels book “Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age” discusses a variety of political issues that contemporary America has today. Many of these issues have been passed down ever since the U.S Constitution was created. What Mr. Bartel finds is a pattern of how our political system has been controlled by highly viewed people. For example corporate businesses, people in Wall Street, lawyers, and Senators. These individuals are the majority that impact our polls and are connected to affluent and middle-class population leaving the low income population in the dust. Some main disputes that Bartel bring up include government spending, minimum wage, civil rights, abortion, and the main dispute of Bartels statistical

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