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America’s plutocrats are running for office across the country: Can our democracy survive it?

By Les Leopold (originally published by AlterNet) – In his bestselling Capital in the 21st Century, economist Thomas Piketty alerted the world to the new aristocracy of wealth being formed by runaway inequality.  We have only to look at the state of Illinois to see what this means for democracy…

[Cross-posted from AlterNet publication of October 4, 2017 at
https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/americas-plutocrats-are-running-political-office-across-country-can-our-democracy]

AlterNet article reprinted in The Huffington Post publication of October 11, 2017 at https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/americas-plutocrats-are-running-for-political-office_us_59dce45fe4b0b8751b878b00

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