…the pundits are all missing the point: the Trump-Sanders phenomenon signals an American oligarchy on the brink of a civilization-threatening collapse.
Why Trump Phenomenon Signals an Oligarchy on the Brink of a Civilization-Threatening Collapse – Evonomics
Inequality By Sally Goerner Oligarchies win except when society enacts effective reforms. “The collapse of urban cultures is an event much more frequent than most observers realize. Often, collapse is well underway before societal elites become aware of it, leading to scenes of leaders responding retroactively and ineffectively as their society collapses around them.”
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