President Trump, Inc.: How Big Business and Neoliberalism Empower Populism and the Far-right by T. J. Coles
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1905570872 | 222 Pages | EPUB | 949.7 KB
With Trump in the White House, big business has direct power in government. Trump has stacked his cabinet with former employees of investment banks, Big Oil, and international corporations.
With Trump in the White House, big business has direct power in government. Trump has stacked his cabinet with former employees of investment banks, Big Oil, and international corporations. Now that big business has its representatives in the cabinet, it no longer needs to bear the cost of expensive lobbying. Under Trump, corporations control U.S. policy. How and why did this happen, and what does it mean for the bulk of the population?
T. J. Coles presents the background to Trump's rise, tracing the history of economic neoliberalism. He shows what a "liberal economy" means in practice?privatization of public resources, cutting "red tape" for corporations, and internationalizing volatile money markets. For ordinary working people, neoliberalism translates to ongoing falls in living standards, fewer protections for workers, spiraling housing costs, and social cutbacks. As a consequence, many voters are turning their backs on mainstream politics, with many now supporting far-right populist parties, including the Trump faction of the Republican Party and UKIP in Britain, despite the fact that those parties support the very policies that make most people poorer.
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