Thank you for the reply: I think we agree that governments appeal to special interest groups, though that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Workers are also a special interest group, however, they do not nearly have as much control as corporations do. The problem is that certain interests have a disproportionate amount of control.

Where we disagree is that the government is solely responsible for this. I don’ believe that the market and the government can be so easily separated. The most successful companies in the US have lobbied for anti-competitive regulations, and that’s sort of always how it's been. To blame the government for this is to ignore all the lobbying corporations have done to make things like drugs so expensive. They are both to blame.

As to your other point, I don’t think that our current democracy is one person one vote. A true Democracy has never existed. It’s an ideal, and it’s one I favor over capitalism.

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I write about pop culture and politics. Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/opinionsalexhas Write for me: https://medium.com/after-the-storm

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