Monthly Archive: June 2015

Jun 14 2015

A Congressional Aristocracy

The American Congress is composed of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives. Patterned loosely after the British House of Lords and House of Commons, they are designed to offer representation to two different levels of social strata. They also offer several forms of checks and balances designed to prevent pockets of power …

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Jun 10 2015

How Aristocracy Fails

An aristocracy is a form of government designed on the principle that the members of a society who are most capable of ruling well, should be the rulers. They are typically the top percentage of a society in terms of education, wealth, social connections and power outside of government. In Greek, “aristos” means “excellent” and …

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