We the people are the US government as it says in constitution and we elect the politicians. We keep re electing people who do not work in the interest of the people.
How long ago did fairness in reporting and we the people owning the airways and there had to be competing views and analysis. Truth in lending, truth in advertising, bribery was illegal. Yes they were GD regulations as was Glass Seagal, commodities futures (now gambling casino), media ownership et al. Over the last 40 years our democracy has been watered down to ownership by the oligarchs and we the people allowed it. We were dubbed and FOX NEWS was the outcome of the original regulation being watered down which allowed a lying, bribing, foreigners to own parts of this a can't call news organization.
Foreign investors buy up "American Dream" blocks of homes and rent that out for outrageous prices but it is the market because hedge funds here in America and around the world along with banksters crashed world economies and then bought up everything in site.
We have Communist China owning a famous hotel in NYC? Nestle a Swiss company trying to buy up our water and we the people are criminals if we go to Canada or Mexico to buy drugs? WTF Of course, if you remember investors bought the parking meters in China and a Prince from SA is one of the investors. How much do you pay in Chicago for parking these days.
The public sphere is for sale to oligarchs here in America and around the world.