by Don Washington on 2013/03/28
It’s called plutocracy, a form of government where the wealthy few control the legal system, political process and socio-economic priorities to protect and expand their wealth, defend themselves from accountability and limit the capacity of the general public to utilize democracy to compel change. They don’t want less government they just want government to have less power to investigate, control, create or prevent their activities. Last week the Illinois Supreme Court gave us a prime example of just how pervasive plutocracy is right here in Illinois in minature when it ruled against “Silent Joe” Ferguson, the City of Chicago’s Inspector General (IG). It also made it plain how much frick-frackin’ trouble the rest of us are in.