1% of the country controls 96% of the country's private wealth. There is nothing you can do about it. It isn't a matter of the citizens wanting rich people in charge or not doing anything about it, it's the fact that rich people are in charge and only allow other similarly influential people to take part. Ask yourself, would you rather the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, who knows an overwhelming amount about the economy, fiscal policies and earning money, run the country, or would you rather have the general manager of your local McDonald's run our government? Who will be more likely to do the job? The problem is, although the really rich who earned their wealth know exactly how the government and business works and where it is flawed, they are so money and power hungry, they will use their talents, knowledge and experience to earn more rather than do good. The question shouldn't be why we allow rich people to be in control, it's why do we allow them to do whatever they want while in power when they have the potential to enact lasting change?