You cannot help but notice that some of the worst people on the American political spectrum hate Trump: namely, libertarians, Neoconservatives, free trade conservatives, the free trade liberals, the neoliberal Democrats, liberal interventionists, and the regressive left. Say what you like about him, but Trump is anti-establishment and anti-neoliberal to a significant degree. If he even does half of what is promised on the economic side, this will be a savage blow to the current neoliberal consensus.
Despite Hillary’s feeble protestations that she will take onboard Bernie Sander’s populist economic ideas, the evidence suggests otherwise: rather, the evidence suggests Hillary will continue to be a pro-free trader, corporate shill, and pro-Wall Street politician, who will accelerate the economic and social collapse of America.
The recent WikiLeaks email releases confirm this. In some of these emails, we have insights into her speeches to Wall Street banks.
Hillary, we learn, thinks Wall Street should regulate itself:
“*Clinton Said Financial Reform “Really Has To Come From The Industry Itself.” *’Remember what Teddy Roosevelt did. Yes, he took on what he saw as the excesses in the economy, but he also stood against the excesses in politics. He didn't want to unleash a lot of nationalist, populistic reaction. He wanted to try to figure out how to get back into that balance that has served America so well over our entire nationhood. Today, there's more that can and should be done that really has to come from the industry itself, and how we can strengthen our economy, create more jobs at a time where that's increasingly challenging, to get back to Teddy Roosevelt's square deal. And I really believe that our country and all of you are up to that job.’” [Clinton Remarks to Deutsche Bank, 10/7/14]
*Speaking About The Importance Of Proper Regulation, Clinton Said ‘The People That Know The Industry Better Than Anybody Are The People Who Work In The Industry.’* ‘I mean, it's still happening, as you know. People are looking back and trying to, you know, get compensation for bad mortgages and all the rest of it in some of the agreements that are being reached. There’s nothing magic about regulations, too much is bad, too little is bad. How do you get to the golden key, how do we figure out what works? And the people that know the industry better than anybody are the people who work in the industry….’
[Goldman Sachs AIMS Alternative Investments Symposium, 10/24/13]”