Book | 2013

Democracy and Its Elected Enemies: American Political Capture and Economic Decline

by Steven Rosefielde and Daniel Quinn Mills

Abstract

Democracy and Its Elected Enemies reveals that American politicians have usurped their constitutional authority, substituting their economic and political sovereignty for the people's. This has been accomplished by creating an enormous public service sector operating in the material interest of politicians themselves and of their big business and big social advocacy confederates to the detriment of workers, the middle class, and the nonpolitical rich, jeopardizing the nation's security in the process. The authors contend that this usurpation is the source of America's economic decline and fading international power and provide an action plan for restoring "true" democracy in which politicians only provide the services people vote for within the civil and property rights protections set forth in the Constitution.

Keywords: Ethics; Government and Politics; Macroeconomics; Public Administration Industry; United States;

Citation:

Rosefielde, Steven, and Daniel Quinn Mills. Democracy and Its Elected Enemies: American Political Capture and Economic Decline. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.