Democracy, Theocracy, Oligarchy, The iron law of oligarchy, Monarchy,
Plutocracy is literally rule by the rich, the
term is used to denote a wide range of situations where a group of individuals are able to
exert disproportionate power and influence in society and social institutions because of
Plutocracy vs Oligarchy
Oligarchy is a form of government where power rests with
a small elite segment of society distinguished by royalty, wealth, family, military
influence or occult spiritual hegemony. City-states from Ancient Greece were oligarchies.
Oligarchs can simply be a privileged group. Oligarchy is not always a rule by wealthy
people, but plutocracy is.
Plutocracy, and Liberalism in William Graham Sumner
- Byrne, William. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National
Abstract: This paper examines William Graham Sumner's views on plutocracy and democracy,
tensions within those views, and their relationship to his understanding of liberalism, in
an effort to better inform contemporary political-philosophical discourse.
Democracy or Plutocracy? The Case for a
Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Buckley v. Valeo - JONATHAN BINGHAM - The
ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 486, No.1, (1986)
In the early 1970s the U.S. Congress made a serious effort to stop the abuses of campaign
financing by setting limits on contributions and also on campaign spending. In the 1976
case of Buckley v. Valeo, the Supreme Court upheld the regulation of contributions, but
invalidated the regulation of campaign spending as a violation of the First Amendment.
From Plutocracy to Pluralism: Managing the
Heterick, Robert C., Jr.; Sanders, William H. - EDUCOM Review, v28 n5 p22-28 Sep-Oct 1993
Abstract: Advocates the formulation of an information systems strategy for higher
education in light of trends affecting the information age, including globalization,
networking, restructuring, pluralism, and automation.
Herzl and the struggle within the Jewish plutocracy: The Rothschilds, Baron de
Hirsch and Samuel Montagu - GUTWEIN D. - Siyywn ISSN 0044-4758
Abstract: Herzl's differentiation between the Rothschilds and the 'medium millionaires'
refutes the conventional interpretation that Herzl considered the Jewish plutocracy to be
a monolithic group with homogenous interests. Herzl did not specify the causes of the
rivalry between the Rothschilds and the 'medium millionaires', and their opposing
attitudes to Zionism. Based on an analysis of the economic, political and community
interests of the Rothschilds on the one hand, and those of Hirsch and Montagu on the
other, the article offers a new explanation of this rivalry. The article concludes that in
Herzl's view the crucial division in the Jewish community was not class-based, but rather
along the lines of a plutocracy.
THE USA CONFUSES PLUTONOMY AND ECONOMY AND ENDS WITH PLUTOCRACY. WHY THE CLINTON LEGACY IS
PART OF THE PLUTOCRATIC PROBLEM, HAVING BEEN ALL ABOUT MONEY, AND WAR, NOT ECONOMY AND
JUSTICE. - By Patrice Ayme - patriceayme.wordpress.com
REELECTING CLINTONS WILL ONLY ENCOURAGE THE PLUTOCRACY SOME MORE. HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM
PEOPLES FLESH, AND OTHER RECENT US SUCCESS STORIES.
Abstract: The USA used to have an economy (say in 1940). Now it has a plutonomy led by a
plutocracy, and it has not been good for the majority of people on the planet, including
average US citizens, who are hurt and mystified. In particular the plutonomy created HMOs,
making money from peoples lives.
Plutocracy and the Labor Movement - Braun, Jerome.
Abstract: Liberal cultural values and their political ramifications for meeting
working-class interests through politics are discussed.