When Do the Rich Win?
J. ALEXANDER BRANHAM, STUART N. SOROKA, and Christopher Wlezien examine the influence of economic “haves” and “have-nots” on public policy decisions in the United States. They find that the middle class, the rich, and the poor almost always agree on policies. When they disagree, the rich win only slightly more often. They conclude that the rich may matter more than they seemingly should but they do not dominate policymaking.
The Government-Citizen Disconnect, Suzanne Mettler Reviewed by Christopher Wlezien
American Public Opinion, Advocacy, and Policy in Congress: What the Public Wants and What It Gets, Paul Burstein Reviewed by Christopher Wlezien
Why Budgets Matter: Budget Policy and American Politics, Dennis S. Ippolito Reviewed by Christopher Wlezien
Abortion Rates in the United States: The Influence of Opinion and Policy, Matthew E. Wetstein Reviewed by Christopher Wlezien
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