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Lauren McCauley – Jimmy Carter on US ‘Oligarchy’ and Corrupting Power of Money on Politics

Commenting on the political landscape, now six years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter laments that Washington D.C. has become corrupted by the influence of money.

“We’ve become, now, an oligarchy instead of a democracy,” Carter told Oprah Winfrey in an interview excerpt released on Tuesday. “I think that’s been the worst damage to the basic moral and ethical standards to the American political system that I’ve ever seen in my life.”

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