The trouble with ‘populist’ billionaires is they serve the same old corporate interests

Being a billionaire isn’t just about being rich; it’s about being mind-bogglingly rich — rich beyond most people’s comprehension.

And yet the mega-fortunes being amassed these days by the newly emergent class of billionaires — and the enormous influence and control this gives them over our economy and politics — barely registers as a political issue.

What makes this particularly odd is that we’re told we live in a time of popular revolt against the “elites” and that Donald Trump just won the U.S. presidency because of his “populism.”

Of course, billionaire Trump, with his Wall Street cabinet and his sweetheart tax cut for billionaires, has turned “populism” into just another fake news concept.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2017/01/trouble-populist-billionaires-they-serve-same-old-corporate-interests

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