Thursday, December 22, 2016

'Legacy': 10 Ways Barack Obama Broke the American System

'Legacy': 10 Ways Barack Obama Broke the American System: Much ink has been spilled, and much bandwidth spent, on describing Donald Trump’s 2016 victory as a populist revolt. Less attention has been paid to what voters were rebelling against.

There were economic grievances — in the Upper Midwest in particular — but the economy as a whole is slowly recovering. (As Alexis de Tocqueville observed, revolutions tend to occur in times of rising expectations.)

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