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Oligarchy is a form of government where most political Power effectively rests with a small segment of society (typically the most powerful, whether by wealth, military strength, ruthlessness, or political influence). The word oligarchy is from the Greek for "few" and "rule". Many political theorists have argued that all societies are inevitably obligarchies no matter the supposed Political System. Oligarchies are often controlled by a few powerful families whose children are raised and mentored to become inheritors of the power of the oligarchy, often at some sort of expense to those governed. This power may not always be exercised openly, the oligarchs preferring to remain "the power behind the throne," exerting control through economic means. http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligarchy
see also Crony Capitalism, Theocracy, Plutocracy
Oligopoly Watch http://www.oligopolywatch.com/
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