Post-Growth Politicization

The American Sun

The rapid expansion of the politicization of markets and cultures has been noticed by even the most asleep Americans. Everything becomes an opportunity for ingroup/outgroup splitting and signaling. There are some that think this comes from the growing belief that we are in a post-growth era for our economy. By post-growth, I mean an economy where, sorry, there is not much growth and the pie has frozen or growth has become stagnant. This is not quite true but does dictate our current discourse.

If one were to believe in a no or slow growth economy, it would look the same as Democratic economic policy in recent iterations on the campaign trail. The pie has done growing and now the experts must split it up appropriately. This is a common left wing cry. It is the end of history, now the current experts will guide policy. The consensus is global warming…

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