Democracy Vs. Economic Inequality

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Democracy vs Inequality Over the past couple of generations, democracy has found a way to coexist with great increases in economic inequality in the United States. Also, this inequality have predominately been more beneficial to the top one percent. The income increase for the top one percent is at the highest level it has ever been at since the eve of the great depression. This top one percent groups are small enough for the economic inequality to be held in check. Here are four possible reasons to review over why there has been no counterbalance for the rising inequality in the US:
1. An Ideological shift.
2. Campaign Contributions.
3. Political institutions and the reactions to inequality
4. Politics and Reacting to Inequality
There could be a number more of reasons to why the mass inequality is still rising but these are some of the core reasons and impacts it has had on the democracy of the United States.
An Ideological Shift Since about 1980, the political system has polarized a gap in ideology between the Democrat and Republican Parties has been broadening while moderates vanish from Congress. Republicans enjoy their increase in electoral success, and the Democratic control of the federal government was breaking. Republicans had been able to hold presidency for twenty years and at least one house of Congress for twenty-two years. There is one data source that is greatly used for the liberal conservative positions of Congress, called DW-NOMINATE scores. These scores…
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