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You do not need to have the wealthy on board for redistribution. You only need 50 % plus one.

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Mar 2nd, 2009 at 01:58:54 PM EST
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Not true, especially in Europe with proportional representation legislatures and the lack of need for a majority to govern, with the resultant log rolling. A powerful minority can usually be shown to carry the day (that's what the whole academic literature on Political Economy is about) over the majority due to the fact of concentrated versus diffuse interests.  
by santiago on Mon Mar 2nd, 2009 at 04:01:32 PM EST
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