Good article. I think it's also important to note that even if we do get these sorts of reforms (i.e. those contained in S.1), there is still the problem that ordinary people have shockingly little influence in public policy. Just last year, a new study in the Social Science Quarterly confirmed what we already knew, that "the affluent have substantial influence over policy making while average Americans have little to no influence." This issue ultimately goes to the root of the American socio-economic system, with problems like inequality, class divide, and so on. These things need to be the real focus of our efforts, alongside pushing for things like S.1.

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