Is Business a Threat to American Democracy?

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Is Business a Threat to American Democracy?

In William E. Hudson's book, Democracy in Peril, there is a strong sense of hostility towards business. Hudson makes his point very clear that business is "one group in society [that] does monopolize political resources and can exact a response from the political system in a way that no other group can (162). Moreover, Hudson is basically saying that business is threatening American democracy, as we know it today. I disagree with Hudson on this matter of business and it's position in American politics. America would not be what it is today without the existence, guidance, and assistance of business. I also believe that the less fortunately small interest groups, also lobbying in Washington, need to be heard.

First, Hudson talks mostly about how business keeps large, well paid staffs to protect and promote each business' interests. T

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