„It may come as a surprise to some academics, but there is a marked relationship between economic power and political power.“

Preface to the Sixth Edition, p. viii
Democracy for the Few (2010 [1974]), sixth edition

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„The economic and political power“

—  Kirby Page American clergyman 1890 - 1957

Individualism and Socialism (1933)
Context: The economic and political power—and therefore police and military force—at the disposal of the owning class is almost illimitable, and is wielded with a ruthless determination to maintain privilege, prestige, and power.

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„The future always comes as a surprise, but political wisdom consists in attempting at least some partial judgment of what that surprise may be. And for my part I cannot but believe that a main unexpected thing of the future is the return of Islam.“

—  Hilaire Belloc writer 1870 - 1953

Quoted by: Philip Jenkins, God's Continent / Christianity, Islam And Europe's Religious Crisis https://books.google.nl/books?id=IilDVBzWiGAC&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22God%27s+Continent+/+Christianity,+Islam+And+Europe%27s+Religious+Crisis%22&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiTy-arla3MAhVCQBoKHWTlAToQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=%22And%20for%20my%20part%20I%20cannot%20but%20believe%22&f=false, 2007, p.3
Source: The Great Heresies (1938), Chapter III

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„Average Americans have little or no influence over the making of U. S. government policy. … Wealthy Americans wield a lot of influence. By investing money in politics, they can turn economic power into political power.“

—  Benjamin Page Professor of Decision Making 1939

Benjamin I. Page and Martin Gilens, Democracy in America?: What Has Gone Wrong and What We Can Do About It (University of Chicago Press: 2017), p. 90

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„The New World Alliance … was a short-lived precursor of the North American Greens. It was founded by Mark Satin (author of New Age Politics) after a nationwide Delphi-type survey among 500 academics, policy experts, and political activists interested in this emerging political paradigm. These new colleagues … were also exploring the relationship between personal and political transformation.“

—  Mark Satin American political theorist, author, and newsletter publisher 1946

"Preface." In Woolpert, Stephen; Slaton, Christa Daryl; and Schwerin, Edward W., eds. (1998), Transformational Politics: Theory, Study, and Practice. State University of New York Press, p. xi. ISBN 978-0-7914-3945-6. Woolpert had been a member of the Alliance, see p. xi, and Slaton had worked with the Greens, see McLaughlin quote below.
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„A market is not politically neutral; its existence creates economic power which one actor can use against another.“

—  Robert Gilpin Political scientist 1930 - 2018

Source: The Political Economy of International Relations (1987), Chapter One, Nature of Political Economy, p. 23

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„Organizations compete not just for resources and customers, but for political power and institutional legitimacy, for social as well as economic fitness.“

—  Paul DiMaggio American sociologist 1951

Source: "The iron cage revisited: Institutional isomorphism and collective rationality in organizational fields," 1983, p. 150.

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