By Allan J. Lichtman – The analysts found that when controlling for the power of economic elites and organized interest groups, the influence of ordinary Americans registers at a “non-significant, near-zero level.”
The analysts further discovered that rich individuals and business-dominated interest groups dominate the policymaking process.
The mass-based interest groups had minimal influence compared to the business-based interest groups.
Average Americans also have failed to deploy the political techniques used by elites. more> http://tinyurl.com/lp9jrv6