Excellent article on the rise and rise of anti-intellectualism and belief in a reality without factual basis. It shows how President 45 is not an anomoly, but rather, the natural culmination of a way of thinking that has grown unchecked in the US. And I think it would be foolish for the rest of the world to assume it’s a local phenomenon only.
From The Guardian
From The Guardian: Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us
In this interview and this commentary on his book, we see French economist, Thomas Piketty, put forward some compelling and evidence-backed arguments on why capitalism isn’t working, and how inequity is being accelerated by a rentier-driven economy (one in which those with the greatest wealth, rather than the highest salaries/wages, earn the most).