Sunday, 23 September 2012

Whose opinions matter?

American economics blogger Robert Vienneau has an interesting post out about the responsiveness of America's legislative institutions to the public's opinions. Based on a Martin Gilens paper, he finds (surprise, surprise) that the poorest (the 10th percentile of income-earners) have the weakest impact on public policy, whereas the middle class is only somewhat more influential.

It'd be interesting to see this study applied to Canada's parliamentary system, but I expect a similar situation would result.

Would you like to support this blogger? Consider making a donation or checking out their shop!

Also consider liking this blog on Facebook!  

No comments:

Post a Comment