Trappings of Power

The idea that external traits or superficial characteristics commonly associated with the powerful are in fact poor indicators of who has in practice wields the most influence. A contentious example of this for instance could be the American political system. The president and members of congress occupy seats of traditional and formal power. However, corporations, many of whom are political donors, have a disproportionate influence on decisions made by the political actors to whom they lend their support.

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