“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.” (Thomas Jefferson)


Oligarchy… is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people [Oligarchs]…distinguished by …wealth, family ties, …corporate, religious, or military control.” “Throughout history, oligarchies have often been tyrannical….” (Courtesy © Wikipedia). Today, Oligarchs are often official residents of several counties, particularly tax-havens.

[Close alternative words: Oligarchy, Plutocracy, Kleptocracy, Aristocracy, Corporatocracy, Anocracy, Courtesy © Wikipedia]