How the Current Economic System Is Subverting the Effectiveness of the Contemporary Political System in America: An Analysis

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By virtually all accounts, it is much easier to cite the problems and faults with the current system of American democracy than it is to cite possible solutions. This somewhat idealistic form of government, in which the people elect their own officials and have an uncontested sway in the determination of policy and politics as it relates to their lives, has systematically decreased in efficacy to the point where it has become more and more difficult to decipher the will and intentions of the citizens from special interest groups that have bought them. In that respect, the fundamental economic principle that the United States is based upon capitalism plays a substantial role in the inexorable limitation of democracy which is seemingly replaced by the pocket books of major corporations and the lobbying interests of the minority who have the funds to control the fate of the majority. It is largely due to this fact that one of the principle means of counteracting the destruction of American democracy is to redefine and redistribute the economic systems that allows for the wanton manipulation of special interest groups. These economic reforms, coupled with political transformations that allow for a more representative voice of the people that American democracy is founded upon, can very well preserve the initial spirit which this country was founded upon. In order to understand why economic reform is necessary to preserve American democracy as originally intended by the

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