America Is an Oligarchy. It Doesn’t Have to Be.
The United States is the richest society in human history. As is well-known by most of the people who live in it, it’s also a country of deep and abiding inequality. Just three billionaires own more wealth than the 160 million poorest Americans combined and the wealthiest of them — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos — pockets more money every sixty seconds than the typical American household earns in a year and a half.