The Market Crash and the Wounded Populist’s Moment

It is often the case that only the most logical and deliberative can convince themselves of things that simply are not so. Those who have persuaded themselves to believe that the economy had largely rebounded from the last crash are now starting to see that mirage for what it was: a figment that was evident to the millions of Americans who never saw their fortunes recover. That illusion has, however, been dispelled too late to prevent the rise of the powerhouse populist groundswell that now threatens to overrun the bulwarks of American politics still manned by the establishmentarians’ thinning and demoralized ranks.