Why Do Governments Serve The Rich?

It is widely and correctly believed that the rich and corporations, through their vast pools of wealth, influence and control the government.  This is true, but only part of the story.  If the above was the whole picture, we would expect liberal reforms like campaign finance reform, publicly funded elections, breaking up the two-party duopoly, prohibiting lobbying, and so on to truly create a government of the people, by the people, for the people.  Many countries have instituted all of the above reforms and more.  Yet, governments still pass legislation overwhelmingly in favor of their rich citizens.  How is this possible?  It’s time to take a journey through the materialist conception of history — alternatively called historical materialismContinue reading