Tocqueville for toffs

posted by
January 5, 2012
The American Prospect
by Robert Kuttner  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"At last count, there were 12,200 registered lobbyists in Washington, according to opensecrets.org. ... Of the top-spending trade associations or issue organizations, ... [o]nly one quasi-liberal group, the AARP, is even in the top 20. This is the vision of Alexis de Tocqueville made flesh, with one notable difference: Nearly everyone in this associational paradise speaks for the top 1 percent or 2 percent of the income distribution." (01/05/12)

http://prospect.org/article/tocqueville-toffs  

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