A new study by Princeton University political scientist Martin Gilens and Northwestern University political scientist Benjamin Page, reveals that the US is no longer a capitalist democracy. It’s an oligarchy. You might not like it, but instead of Washington responding to your concerns, it responds to the concerns of rich people. Gilens and Page analyzed 1,779 policy outcomes over a period of more than 20 years. And they reached the following conclusion: In the United States, our findings indicate, the majority does not rule – at least not in the causal sense of actually determining policy outcomes.