Is America a Real Democracy or is the Political System Expolited by Money?


by : 
Zihao F.


There is a problem with a lack of political representation for the bottom 80% of the U.S. population, despite the fact that the United States considers itself a democratic society. Since Presidents continue to be elected through the Electoral College and not the popular vote, society is negatively affected because “middle America” does not believe that their needs and voices are heard. A possible cause of this problem is that the ultra-rich can purchase political favors and that the U.S. “Social Experiment” in democracy may not actually be successful. Democracy began as a social experiment in the United States, yet can America be considered a true democracy when money is the greatest influencer of political outcomes?