We live in a plutocracy/plutonomy - and here's the proof.
The shocking truth that we live not in a democracy but in a plutocracy - where the moneyed rule, based on a plutocratic economy (hence 'plutonomy') was exposed a few years ago in a remarkable document leaked from Citigroup. Understanding this should be an essential part of everyone's education.
Here is a definition of plutonomy: http://www.davidkorten.org/content/plutonomy
Here are some discussions of leaked document: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x6694962
Here is the actual leaked report itself:
This material shows how much needs to change, in countries like ours. This is why we need THE SPIRIT LEVEL, the Green Party, and much more besides...