I have been reading Profit Over People by Noam Chomsky this week on neoliberalism (basially it’s capitalism with the gloves off). Businesses are stronger and have more power than the people, and special interests run the nation. The ignorant masses co-sign not understanding that business is not our friend. They believe a “businessman” in the White House or government in general is a good thing.
It’s like a poor or middle class person donating all of their food and money to rich people who don’t need it. People don’t realize capitalism has evolved into neoliberalism and we cannot (and do not) have a democracy. Neoliberalism dismantles environmental regulations, public education, social welfare programs, etc. by lowering taxes for the wealthy and corporations and getting ignorant poor and working-class people to believe by doing so it is a good thing.
It’s magic bullshit is what it is. If you haven’t read the book, it’s a good read, and shows how elites on both sides of the political spectrum are screwing us.