• Get­ting rid of Trump is not a real so­lu­tion

The Guardian Weekly - - Opinion -

There might well be five and more risks as­so­ci­ated with the Trump pres­i­dency and pos­si­ble dis­as­ter for the US and the world as de­tailed in your ar­ti­cle (High stakes, (28 Septem­ber). There is, how­ever, one cer­tainty: if the re­sponse to Trump is merely to get rid of him and to re­turn to the eco­nomics, busi­ness and the pol­i­tics as usual of the sen­si­ble cen­tre, it will cer­tainly mean a re­turn to pub­lic poli­cies that are in­vari­ably too lit­tle, too late. Iron­i­cally it will mean that cap­i­tal­ism is nei­ther suf­fi­ciently civilised for the many nor ef­fec­tively sta­bilised for the few. It will cer­tainly mean that un­sus­tain­able growth and un­ac­cept­able in­equal­ity con­tinue to dom­i­nate our world. Michael Lewis con­cludes “there is no way you should have this man [Trump] run­ning the coun­try”. There is also no way merely get­ting back to the so-called sen­si­ble cen­tre will be suf­fi­cient to drive the changes to the sta­tus quo that are ur­gently re­quired. Stew­art Sweeney Ade­laide, South Aus­tralia

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