El poder de las dinastías familiares en la política y la economía.

«More than 90% of the world’s businesses are family-managed or -controlled, including some of the biggest […] The New York Times reckons that the son of a governor is 6,000 times more likely than the average American male baby-boomer to become a governor himself, and the son of a senator is 8,500 times more likely to become a senator.» Dynasties “AS A democracy the United States ought presumably to be able to dispense with dynastic families,” wrote Arthur Schlesinger junior, one of America’s best-known… economist.com

Impacto de grupos organizados en la política de Estados Unidos

Tras un estudio de 1.779 medidas políticas tomadas en dos décadas, viene a resumir que hace mucho tiempo que Estados Unidos dejó de ser un gobierno “of the people, by the people, for the people,” para convertirse en un régimen por y para los poderosos. «Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic-Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism.» Biography Gilens, Martin and Benjamin I. Page. 2014. “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens.” Perspectives on Politics 12(3), pp.564-581. Click here to download a pdf of the above article scholar.princeton.edu