Most Americans Say The Political System Is Rigged in AP poll

There are at least three things that make this poll important:

1) While Americans have always expressed some degree of skepticism about the political process, this question was asked at a time when people are actively engaged in the that process during a presidential campaign.

2) The skepticism of the American public was not limited to one party. Both parties were criticized.

3) The pollsters had the political nerve to ask the question.c

What we really need is to ask the question “Is capitalism a viable economic system for the middle, working and poor classes?”

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About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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