The other major trend has been the rejection of the political elite. More than thirty years of neoliberalism and the policies of the Wahington Consensus, which always set out to redistribute wealth upwards, has resulted in the alienation of far too many people from the political process.
The aim of the Washington Consensus was to make the poor richer. The last few decades have seen the greatest reduction in absolute poverty in the history of our species.
Seems to have worked really…..