We can see the Trump speech stressing infrastructure and seeing it also as a means to a political ends:
it was telling how much time he spent talking about infrastructure and jobs for ALL Americans, twice sounding racially inclusive notes.
Stephen Miller, the speech's principal writer, and Steve Bannon, whose worldview dominated and who helped with the prose , see a huge infrastructure bill as a way to attract voters, especially minorities, who opposed Trump in 2016.
They argue privately they will shake up voting coalitions if they run new roads, repair tunnels and provide web access to other classes or regions of forgotten Americans.
The coastal bubbles hated the speech. But, like the campaign, it wasn't aimed at them. https://t.co/W85QsGqmcZ— Axios (@axios) January 22, 2017
And UK's May coming over this week as Trump's first visitor has a similar plan in mind for the UK domestically:
The prime minister has promised to deliver a blueprint to “get the whole economy firing”, and cover themes such as training, research and development, “place”, and infrastructure.
The strategy aims to tackle a “long tail” of underperformance in industries, places and individuals in a bid to reduce inequalities, Mrs May will announce. It will include a £170m boost for technical education.
The prime minister will say she wants to “extend the same opportunity and respect we give university graduates to those people who pursue technical routes”.
The cash will be used to set up Institutes of Technology across the country to deliver high-level training in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
There will also be an expansion of maths education in secondary schools, a review of regional inequality in STEM graduates, and more centralised information about technical training courses for potential applicants.
GM. FYI, @FT on #PM #TheresaMay 's upcoming visit to Washington - the first foreign leader to visit President #Trump https://t.co/RdSLdCyOPx— Mohamed A. El-Erian (@elerianm) January 22, 2017
So you see the non-material people getting thrown out and now some material oriented people taking over.
Material system outcomes will accordingly improve over the next 4 years.