Monday, August 10, 2015

A Quick Run Around the Web--August 10, 2015

Brewing Discontent in the United States:

  • "Glenn Reynolds: Trump indicts America's ruling class." He comments: "To this ruling class, the rest of the country is sometimes an annoyance or obstacle, sometimes a source of necessary funds or votes, but always the “other” — not our kind, dear. Too ignorant, too unpolished, too unconnected to the right institutions and pieties to really count. With ruling-class Republicans having more in common with ruling-class Democrats than with the people they rule, it’s unsurprising that ... millions of voters feel orphaned. Democracy doesn’t do much for technocratically set policy that always seems to reflect ruling-class preferences, and people feel they’ve lost control of their own fates."
  • "The Revolt Against the Ruling Class" by Robert Reich. "... as enthusiasm for the bombastic billionaire and the socialist senior continues to build within each party, the political establishment is mystified. ... They don't understand that the biggest political phenomenon in America today is a revolt against the 'ruling class' of insiders that have dominated Washington for more than three decades." And Reich should know because he is (or was) part of that ruling class.
  • From The Washington Post: "Why Donald Trump is winning." "Many of them loathe political elites, especially leading Republicans, whom they accuse of breaking promises to secure the border and boost American workers. Trump loves to make fun of those elites, the activists in Rappahannock County said, and they love him for it."
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