As the gap between the rich and the poor continues to widen in the United States, the nation risks falling even deeper in to a non-democratic system of governance: Plutocracy. In a plutocracy, wealthy members of society have much more say than everyone else. This system has historically led to a good deal of financial and political instability where ever it has arisen, especially as the population at large becomes increasingly isolated and victimized by its isolation from the political process.
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