Twenty years after President Bill Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act, it's one of the primary reasons that the majority of media is owned by just a few massive multinational corporations. Today, the telecom industry is donating to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in dizzying amounts.
In the US, children go hungry and more than one in four Black and Brown Americans are living in poverty. Why doesn't the government of a country as wealthy as the US provide for its people? Because oppression is a profitable business.
Our shriveled conception of democracy has solid roots. The founding fathers were much concerned about the hazards of democracy. In the debates of the Constitutional Convention, the main framer, James Madison, warned of these hazards.