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  Plutocracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A plutocracy is a form of government where all the state's decisions are centralized in an affluent wealthy class of citizenry, and the degree of economic inequality is high while the level of social mobility is low.
Plutocracies typically emerge as one of the first governing systems within a territory after a period of anomie.
Plutocracy is closely related to aristocracy as a form of government, since wealth and high social status have been closely associated throughout history.
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 Plutocracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A plutocracy is a government system where wealth is the principal basis of power (from the Greek ploutos meaning wealth).
Plutocracies typically emerge as one of the first governing systems within a territory after a period of anarchy.
Plutocracy is closely related to aristocracy as a form of government, as generally wealth and high social status have been closely associated throughout history.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Plutocracy   (315 words)

  
 Plutocracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A Plutocracy comprises a government system where wealth is the principal basis of power (from the Greek ploutos meaning wealth).
In writings about history, plutocracy refers to the political control of the state by an oligarchy of the wealthy.
Examples of such plutocracy include some city-state s in Ancient Greece and the Italian merchant republics of Venice, Florence, and Genoa.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Plutocracy.html   (382 words)

  
 Plutocracy - dKosopedia
Plutocracy can be the resultant state of many conceivable political systems.
A key issue in preventing plutocracy is the question of what sort of governmental system ensures that wealth and power is not ceded to the public operators of a government as private individuals.
And perhaps most fundamentally, the topic of plutocracy raises the question of "how much or what kind of disproportionate advantage should the wealthy have in a governmental system?", and subsequently "how much should be tolerated?".
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Plutocracy   (587 words)

  
 Plutocracy
Plutocracy is a novel of society and a novel of ideas, a novel of manners and a novel of history, a novel of romance and realism, laced with classic literary and historical allusions, various modes that in the best moments feed off one another contrapuntally, augmenting and enhancing their effects.
Moreover, Plutocracy is a prime direct descendent of what may be, according to Kenneth Rexroth, the greatest of all satires, The Satyricon, known for its ridicule of opulent decadence, primarily in the form of the ludicrous debauched tycoon, Trimalchio, depicted in the novel-length extant fragment of the massive original.
Plutocracy is neither a satiric epic of evil nor of heroism but an unsettled swirl of competing thematic foci and genres.
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 Plutocracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Plutocracies typically emerge as one of the governing systems within a territory after a of anarchy.
Plutocracy is closely related to aristocracy as a form of government as wealth and high social status have been associated throughout history.
The second usage is a pejorative reference the allegedly great and undue influence the have on the political process in contemporary This influence can be exerted positively (by "contributions" or in some cases bribes) or by refusing to financially support the government to pay taxes threatening to move profitable elsewhere etc).
www.freeglossary.com /Plutocrat   (390 words)

  
 Plutocracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A Plutocracy comprises a government system where wealth is theprincipal basis of power (from the Greek ploutos meaning wealth).
In writings about history, plutocracyrefers to the political control of the state by an oligarchy of the wealthy.Examples of such plutocracy include some city-states in Ancient Greece and the Italian merchantrepublics of Venice, Florence, and Genoa.
Plutocracyis closely related to aristocracy as a form of government, as generallywealth and high social status have been closely associated throughout history.
www.therfcc.org /plutocracy-33226.html   (276 words)

  
 England's Guilt (1939)
English plutocracy had no goal other than to unleash war against Germany at the right moment, and this since Germany first began to seek once again to be a world power.
This time, English plutocracy will not succeed in driving a wedge between the German people and their leadership, though that is their goal.
Plutocracy is collapsing intellectually, spiritually, and in the not too distant future, militarily.
www.calvin.edu /academic/cas/gpa/goeb47.htm   (1300 words)

  
 Do We Want Plutocracy or Democracy?
I do not believe that we want a plutocracy: a government by, of and for the wealthy, the controlling class of the rich.
If we allow a plutocracy, we will kill or at the very least block or thwart the human creative, innovative spirit.
Ineffective plutocracies that have not allowed working alternatives nor given incentives to develop the human engines of change and progress.
www.theamericas.org /do_we_want_plutocracy_or_democra.htm   (476 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Plutocracy
List of forms of government This article lists forms of government and political systems, according to a series of different ways of categorising them.
An Autocracy is a form of government in which unlimited power is held by a single individual.
For the band, see Anomie (band) Anomie, in contemporary English, means a condition or malaise in individuals, characterized by an absence or diminution of standards or values.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Plutocracy   (1763 words)

  
 Commentary :: More class warfare...and we're losing
The political apparatus in a state controlled by his brother and aided by a cousin with a crucial role in the media manipulated a supposedly democratic election to win the presidency despite the larger vote for his opponent.
This little exercise in stifling democracy had all the necessary ingredients for the rise of plutocracy-- inherited wealth and status, powerful connections to others in the plutocratic class, access to huge financial backing, all wearing a benign mask.
These are some of the immediate issues that we face in the effort to stem the drift toward plutocracy.
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 Free book: Beyond Plutocracy - Direct Democracy for America, Home/Table of Contents
Chap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Appendix 1 2
A form of government that achieves both of these ends and much else that is good results from the joining together of direct democracy (people directly voting on issues) and representative democracy (what America supposedly has today) in such a way as to overcome the shortcomings of both.
The problem of plutocracy exists at all levels of government, and, as the right cure, each level could and should have a demos.
www.beyondplutocracy.com   (5396 words)

  
 Search Results for "Plutocracy"
But there is absolutely nothing to be said for government by a plutocracy, for government by men very powerful in certain lines and gifted...
...whether or not called a dictator; and the rule of an oligarchy, whether this oligarchy is a plutocracy or a bureaucracy, or any other small set of powerful men, may...
Among his writings two of the best known are Legal Remedy for Plutocracy (1902) and State and Federal Quarantine Powers (1905).
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 Plutocracy defined
More generally, a plutocracy is any form of government in which the wealthy exercise the preponderance of political power, whether directly or indirectly.
plutocracy, a system of rule that is mostly by and for the rich.
Most universities and colleges, publishing houses, mass circulation magazines, newspapers, television and radio stations, professional sports teams, foundations, churches, private museums, charity organizations, and hospitals are organized as corporations, ruled by boards of trustees (or directors or regents) composed overwhelmingly of affluent businesspeople.
www.progressiveliving.org /plutocracy_defined.htm   (357 words)

  
 Zinos.com - eZine digest and database
Its government is populated by and first and best serves the wealthy who hold a perpetual hegemony of power and wealth through the generations, much to the detriment of the rest of the populous.
As dramatically demonstrated by their rapid increase of power and wealth in recent decades and by the economic decline of all others, the wealthy few who occupy the coordinated and mutually supportive seats of power in government and elsewhere have got their act together.
In "Beyond," the profound imbalance of power currently favoring the wealthy few is corrected by the creation of a new branch of government, the demos, which is set in a judicious balance with the somewhat modified legislative and executive branches.
www.zinos.com /f/z/scan/se=AR010395/sp=view_article/rs=yes/go.html   (1603 words)

  
 Corporatocracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While anyone can become a shareholder in principle, in reality it is frequently only the wealthy who can afford to own enough stock to directly influence the voting (and hence the activities) of a corporation.
Hence the corporatocracy might be considered somewhat synonymous with plutocracy, government by the rich.
Some would argue that a real corporatocracy can only appear when (and if) a government makes it legal to bribe politicians.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Corporatocracy   (693 words)

  
 Issue of February 18, 2004
Such "hedging" is found in almost any field where risk is part of the equation, even in politics, where large contributors to one party almost always "hedge" by giving at least a little loot to the opposition.
The connection between the Roman god of the dead and rich people running the show comes from the root of the name "Pluto" itself, the Greek "ploutos," which meant "wealth." It was believed that wealth that came from the ground (minerals, gems, etc.) was actually created in the underworld.
Plutocracy, as well as "oligarchy" (from the Greek "oligos," meaning "few"), are usually considered less desirable states than "democracy," from the Greek meaning "rule by the whole people."
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 HighBeam Research: Library Search: Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A plutocracy is defined as government by the wealthy...
A plutocracy is a government in which the wealthy rule...
What makes Phillips such an unlikely town crier about the perils of plutocracy (government of, for, and by the rich) is his own political lineage.
www.highbeam.com /library/search.asp?refid=LEXICOM&q=plutocracy   (492 words)

  
 ZNet | Economy | Meritocracy or Plutocracy?
Meanwhile, the working class (accounting for roughly 90 percent of the population) is being robbed on a massive scale.
Under industrial capitalism, the ideal society, originally conceived by the founding fathers as a meritocracy and advertised as a democracy, has been transformed into something more like a plutocracy.
Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article is permitted in any medium, provided that this notice is preserved.
www.zmag.org /content/Economy/grahamenron.cfm   (1207 words)

  
 George Novack: Pluperfect Plutocracy (March 1938)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lundberg ruthlessly strips off the camouflages with which the plutocracy is usually painted in order to give it a useful, healthy, and sanctified appearance.
Forbearing to dig down into the social subsoil in which they are rooted, he fails to see that the plutocracy is the necessary crown and completion of capitalist evolution, and that the process of concentration of wealth and power in their hands must continue as long as capitalism endures.
His suggestions for drawing the teeth of the plutocracy by means of tax reforms appear futile even in the light of his own disclosures.
www.marxists.org /archive/novack/1938/03/plutocracy.htm   (1281 words)

  
 Punknews.org | plutocracy
Plutocracy is about to become the official religion.
Plutocracy is not a heavily footnoted or referenced work.
I agree to these terms and am under 13 years of age.
www.punknews.org /user.php?op=userinfo&uname=plutocracy   (146 words)

  
 America - Representative Democracy, Plutocracy, or Direct Democracy?
Our current plutocracy is not simply the result of irresponsible wealthy corporations and individuals corrupting our once-sacred democracy over recent decades.
In truth, our current plutocracy is radical, and the elite's relentless fight to ever increase its power, wealth, and privilege is extreme.
Once the entire electorate is empowered both by direct participation within the demos and by finally being able to elect truly representative officials to the legislative and executive branches of government, we will all be able to deliberate on an equal footing within government about our other, narrower interests.
www.grinningplanet.com /2004/11-11/direct-democracy-plutocracy-article.htm   (2131 words)

  
 Plutocracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
spouting their "family values" rhetoric, their betrayal of the interests of the American people in favor of corporate interests, plutocracy, and absolutist...
No one would be more pleased than President Bush to sign such a bill to abolish the tax permanently and make the US a plutocracy, in fact.
However, the minority in the ruling plutocracy was not pleased.
plutocracy.wikiverse.org   (441 words)

  
 To bleed and to die in the dust
It is thus evidence not of democracy, but of Plutocracy.
The Wobblies sought not only to democratize the world place—their objective was to end capitalism and remake society in a democratic image, rather than the existing Plutocracy.
This is a system of government in which the top one percent owns as much as the combined total of the lower ninety percent of the population.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article12394.htm   (2150 words)

  
 sciforums.com - American Plutocracy
After their four years are up, I'll get back to you on the whole plutocracy thing.
It's a Plutocracy based on wealth and dependant on keeping the masses ignorant and dumb.
On the way back to discussing to plutocracy, consider the implications of OPEC not surviving an imminent course of events: Arabia, Iran, and Pakistan and(believe it or not) India are going to begin a re-alignment that will be looking East to Asia as their more lucrative market than the United States.
www.sciforums.com /showthread.php?t=32483   (1440 words)

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