Plutocracy, also known as Corporatocracy or neoliberalism, is an extreme type of economic and social hierarchy characterized by rule by the wealthy and/or the Corporations they control, rather than by the human polity. The United States is not a democracy, but rather a plutocracy masquerading as a democratic republic. Numerous corporations have lobbied to the government, captured the Republican Party, and the modern conservative movement, and in turn have enacted legislation favoring corporations at the detriment of the human polity.
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 .