Yoda: Direct Democracy in America?

Cultural Intelligence

yoda with light saberDirect Democracy May Be Key to a Happier American Democracy

Ballot initiatives may better serve the interests of ordinary Americans than laws passed by elected officials.

Is American democracy still “by the people, for the people?” According to recent research, it may not be. Martin Gilens at Princeton University confirms that the wishes of the American working and middle class play essentially no role in our nation’s policy making. A BBC story rightly summarized this with the headline: US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy.