I've concluded that the majority of people are dupes of the corporations and super-rich individuals.
Consider that Romney almost was elected president despite the fact that most of his forture was hidden away in tax havens. (The vast majority of people using tax havens do it to criminally evade taxes.)
Also, few people recognize our dangerous plutocracy. The top 400 people relative to income own more of the wealth than does half our population. This stunts growth, makes the rest of the people pay more taxes, and focuses great power in the rich.