Distrust abounds in the political world, but its not just the candidates we mistrust. The whole fundamental system is not trust worthy. Financial and special interests rule, and until we reduce the influence of raw dollars on candidates we’ll be stuck with the same.
A serious issue exists with what Stephen Walt of Harvard University has called the “ruling elites in many liberal societies and especially the United States, where money and special interests have created a corrupt political class that is out-of-touch with ordinary people, interested mostly in enriching themselves, and immune to accountability.” This has to end.
Democracy has to deliver — not just to the rich but the most vulnerable. This is a fundamental lesson of recent times.
When democracy creates wealth on a broad scale there is no tension between it and capitalism. But when that is not the case, the value of democracy becomes less clear to some.
The Age of Distrust http://nyti.ms/2d1B476