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Empire – The Rise of the Oligarchs
Is it just money? Or is it power?
Empire examines the rise and role of the new oligarchs and the decline of democracy in the United States and beyond.
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Our guests examine the rise and role of the new oligarchs and the decline of democracy in the United States and beyond.
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85 individuals have as much money as three and a half billion other people. Oligarchs propelled to new and dizzying heights of wealth through globalisation, privatisation and bailouts.

Empire examines the effects of a small group of super wealthy people who are ruling the United States and beyond. We ask what it means for democracy? And what it means for the nation state?

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