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U.S. democracy is a victim as the middle class fades away

Financial insecurity directly leads to disengagement with politics

Pew Research Center

Political preferences in 2014 varied by how financially secure voters were.

America’s biggest economic challenge is also its greatest political problem. The widening gulf between those who have it all and those who have almost nothing threatens not only our economic prosperity but also our cohesion as a nation.

While the billionaires and millionaires have more political clout than at any time in the past 100 years, those at the bottom who are scraping to survive are increasingly disconnected from political life.

Big money sets the agenda, affects how the campaign develops, and shapes how particular people and policy problems get defined.”
--Darrell West