FEATURING LES LEOPOLD – Donald Trump has sparked a strong resistance to his racist policies such as the Muslim ban, the crackdown on sanctuary cities, and the border wall. But his economic policies seem to sown confusion.
He has stacked his cabinet with Goldman Sachs and Exxon Mobil executives, but he has also canceled the Transpacific Partnership, an agreement hugely unpopular with unions and championed by the Democratic Party. He has also given lip service to ending the outsourcing of jobs.
American workers are so desperate to improve their financial prospects that those who voted for Trump maybe willing to sell the rest of us out in exchange for promises of good jobs. Progressives then, ignore the ills of pro-corporate neo-liberal capitalism at our peril.
Find more about Les’ book at http://runawayinequality.org, and read his article on Common Dreams HERE.
Les Leopold, director of the Labor Institute in New York and author of Runaway Inequality: An Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice. His earlier books include The Looting of America: How Wall Street’s Game of Fantasy Finance destroyed our Jobs, Pensions and Prosperity, and What We Can Do About It.