Battling the corporate elite
... one major role of the US government in the corporatocracy is to serve as a scapegoat to deflect rebellion against the corporate elite. http://www.alternet.org/books/150494/get_up%2C_stand_up%3A_uniting_populists%2C_energizing_the_defeated%2C_and_battling_the_corporate_elite/?page=3">Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite | Books | AlterNet.
Great article (actually an excerpt from a book).
"How many Americans believe that their voice matters in determining whether giant banks, insurance companies, and other "too-big-to-fail" corporations get bailed out? How many Americans older than twelve believe that they have any influence over a decision by the US government to invade another nation?"
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