Category: US politics

Authoritarian Politics and Capitalism in Trump’s America

Jon Kofas proposes a grim future of America after the 2016 election. He argues that polarisation in the US society will continue and it will become much worse after the next deep recession in the US because the political economy is increasingly serving a much narrower social base than it has since the 1920s.

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Trump: Aftermath

Tim LaRocco argues exclusively for Alochonaa that Donald Trump was the target of ridicule during the election campaign, yet he now stands poised to enter the presidency. His campaign certainly was unconventional but it struck a chord with a large number of voters dissatisfied with the failed policies of the current establishment. Across issues such as trade, immigration and foreign policy, Trump differentiated himself from Clinton and it paid dividends. However, Tim LaRocco opines that “Mr. Trump will soon find out that running for president and being president are two completely different things”.