Plutocracy, also known as Corporatocracy or neoliberalism, is an extreme type of economic and social hierarchy characterized by rule by the wealthy, rather than by the people. The United States is not a democracy, but rather a plutocracy masquerading as a democratic republic. Numerous corporations have lobbied to the government, in turn enacting legislation favoring corporations at the detriment of the working man.
The Occupy protesters, and many liberals wish for this to be changed, and for a more equal society to be created. If society becomes more equal, with strong regulations to prevent the elite from regaining power, we can have a genuine democratic republic .