From the study mentioned in the Telegraph and in Wikipedia, you can say, the answer is yes. It’s not as though this is new, though.
How many countries are really examples of rule from the bottom? In the United States, our founding fathers feared rule by the masses. It was the original reason for the United States Senate, and for the Electoral College system of electing Presidents.
France and Japan are pretty much run by elites who attended the right schools. Therefore, I ask you, dear reader. How strange is it really?
If citizens don’t like the direction, they have to do something. You can’t just complain about it. On television, if you don’t like what’s on, change the channel. It has to be constructive.
Is the United States an oligarchy? By definition, yes, but it always was, it’s just the connections to power changed. How many people share power regularly? I do want to counter the Telegraph article in one way. Please don’t tell me the United Kingdom doesn’t have a ruling elite.