American Political Structures: An Economic View

American political structures can be said to have at least two striking characteristics from an economic point of view. The first is the notion of representative democracy, which is totally central to the American legislative and executive branches of government, including the electoral system that determines the Presidency. The second is the role of the interpreters of the laws that are created in the legislature: the Supreme Court. It will be shown that both systems were designed to work extraordinarily well in a regime of capital accumulation for the colonizers, but neither is particularly in favor of an actually free market.



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