Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Iron Law of Oligarchy: Another Case Study

The "Iron Law of Oligarchy:" Another example - - - 
...I discovered that in our country [Pakistan] there's a tiny elite who has usurped the resources of the whole country [Pakistan]. The whole country panders to this tiny elite. By the way, I belong to them. And the rich are getting richer. And the vast majority of people don't even have basic rights.... what is happening is, the elite has basically captured the government. Whether it's one party or the other, basically the interests are the same. And so, they come into government, and they plunder the country. They usurp the resources. And so, common people are deprived of all the basic needs... Pakistani Opposition Leader Imran Khan on Musharraf, Bhutto, and How the U.S. Has Undermined Pakistani Democracy, January 30, 2008

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