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We can graph political policy on a plane based on how the policy favors individuals and how it favors corporations (sets of individuals) and then label the results. We obtain something like this:
It’s important to note that the Democratic and Republican parties should not be confused with a democracy and a republic. A republic is a type of government in which all citizens have influence in their government. A democracy is a type of republic in which that influence is equal for all citizens. The US is a representative democracy in terms of the legislative arm, in which the equal influence is transitive: citizens have equal influence in who represents them, and the representatives in turn have equal influence is decision making. The US is more or less a meritocracy in the judicial and executive arms.