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Who broke American democracy?

For too long in the US, the political systems have catered to the interests of elites at the expense of those without a college degree

The current mainstream narrative in the United States holds that democracy is under threat from MAGA (Make America Great Again) zealots, election deniers, and Republicans who are threatening to ignore unfavourable results (as well as recruiting loyalists to oversee elections and police polling places).

That narrative is true, but only up to a point. There is another, longer-running story with a different set of malefactors. It's a story in which, for more than 50 years, Americans without college degrees have seen their lives deteriorate over a range of material, health, and social outcomes.

Although two-thirds of the adult US population does not have a four-year college degree, the political system...

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