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Fri Jun 24, 2016, 03:14 PM


OK. I've figured out why we have Trump.

It was Brexit that did it. Two hundred years ago we'd have had an actual on the streets revolution. Not so possible with the resources available to the state. So, instead, the electorate who are enraged at losing their position in society while the 1% fly further and further away are using their power to tear apart the institutions supported by the 1%. But these institutions are also supported by the other 49%, so we suffer. We and the 1% need to take this rage seriously and do something about income inequality and the rate at which it is growing.

But we shouldn't do it at the expense of other values like racial and sexual preference inequality. And we should do it in a way that builds on what we have.

But we should definitely view Trump and Brexit as wakeup calls.

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tonyt53 Jun 2016 #1

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Fri Jun 24, 2016, 03:20 PM

1. The very reason why so many current and former CEO's came out behind Hillary yesterday.


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