Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Diane Coyle — Inequality and the seeds of destruction

The alliance of capitalism and democracy is breaking down owing to inequality as the middle abandons the elites's agendas. The traditional political theory of republicanism that elites know best how to manage both business and the country is on shaky ground.

The Enlightened Economist
Inequality and the seeds of destruction
Diane Coyle | freelance economist and a former advisor to the UK Treasury. She is a member of the UK Competition Commission and is acting Chairman of the BBC Trust, the governing body of the British Broadcasting Corporation

Maybe more creative destruction or creative disruption than just destruction. Or maybe disruptive innovation. This is being reflected in the rise of populism in the US.

Scott Adams
The Second American Revolution - What Then?

Trump, FOX News, and Megyn Kelly Explained (Master Persuader Series)

The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Iowa Youth Straw Poll: Iowa students say it's Trump and Sanders —More than 280 schools in 80 counties participate in Iowa  Straw Poll
Rob Boshart and Vanessa Miller

In 1964 Bob dylan and Mario Savio were announcing an impending revolution. Now it is populist presidential candidates. The time scertainly are a-chanin'.

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