Corruption, Plutocracy, Oligarchy, Kleptocracy, Corporatocracy — The Problem (nonfiction)

THE PROBLEM —
Explanations of today's situation, and histories providing background to today's situation.
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NONFICTION ONLY PLEASE on this particular list.
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• Corruption: "the abuse of entrusted power for private gain" (transparency.org).
• Plutocracy: "a government or state in which the wealthy class rules" (dictionary.com).
• Oligarchy: "a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes" (merriam-webster.com/dictionary).
• Kleptocracy: "a society whose leaders make themselves rich and powerful by stealing from the rest of the people" (dictionary.cambridge.org).
• Corporatocracy: "a society or system that is governed or controlled by corporations" (en.oxforddictionaries.com).
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