Saturday, November 12, 2016

Robert Skidelsky — Slouching Toward Trump

Strip away the campaign talk and Trump's mandate is to reform a broken and corrupt system created by elites, dominated by elites, and operated for elites.

That's something that progressives can get behind. They need to cooperate with President-elect Trump where they can to effect change and offer competing proposals for reform where they cannot.

Certainly, progressives can get behind infrastructure rehabilitation. Reaganomics was paid for in part by taking depreciation without spending on repair or improvement. That policy has been in place since.

Project Syndicate
Slouching Toward Trump
Robert Skidelsky | Professor Emeritus of Political Economy at Warwick University, a fellow of the British Academy in history and economics, and a member of the British House of Lords

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