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By Gore Vidal
by Juan Cole
The shiny ideal of representative democracy starts dimming a bit when one considers factors and figures like those charted in a
new study about U.S. Congress members’ personal finances. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, 249 current members are millionaires—that’s about 47 percent. (more)
Posted on Nov 15, 2011
Wikimedia Commons / United States Congress
Here’s a fun thing to muse about in these turbulent economic times: Who would you think is the
wealthiest person in Congress? And here are a couple of hints: ketchup and John Edwards.
Posted on Aug 31, 2010
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Most Americans have caught on by now that the economic implosion that rocked the national and global economy over the past two years hasn’t meant good things for their
personal finances. (continued)
Posted on Jul 8, 2010
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