everything is broken
Bob Dylan


Sunday, April 23, 2017

the swamp-draining populist

Americans “must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”
    -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis
Trump, it turns out, is not the worker-friendly populist he posed as while running for president.  He’s not the great anti-establishment outsider determined to return “power to the people” he claimed to be in his Inauguration Address.  His economic program amounts to neo-liberalism on steroids.
You don’t say! Gee, who knew? Anyone who’s paid serious attention to American electoral politics and policy over the course of history, that’s who.
-- Paul Street