A new crisis is around the corner in 2020, a period of unprecedented political instability, Drift Toward Tyranny, External Policy, Fiscal Policy, Industrial Policy, Monetary Policy, Neoliberalism and Democracy, The process of decline, the Trump presidency, Trump's Neoliberalism 2.0, US Democracy in decline, Usurpation of Legislative Authority
by Jack Rasmus, December 6, 2019
The US House of Representatives marked a milestone today, November 6, 2019, as it decided to report out articles of impeachment on Trump. But there’s a bigger picture to consider. The impeachment represents a new stage in the political ‘food fight’ between the two wings of the political-economic elite in the USA. It also represents a further escalation in the crisis and decline of American Democracy–a decline that’s been going on since at least the early 1990s, when Newt Gingrich and the radical right took over the House of Representatives and declared publicly that their objective was to create a dysfunctional US government. In retrospect, Gingrich certainly succeeded.
But it’s not just since Newt. US Democracy has been in decline on a number of fronts since the late 1970s, which corresponds to the rise of Neoliberal economic policies in the US. Late stage Neoliberalism…
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