Call it populism versus corporatism or democracy versus corporate rule. Either way, it is a far more meaningful political division than the current division between two big-government political parties debating big versus small.
By David Korten
Published by YES! Magazine, June 25, 2015
Only a few months ago, President Obama was at loggerheads with Republican members of Congress intent on destroying his administration. With bewildering speed, President Obama has since turned against his own political base to form an alliance with those same Republican members of Congress.
Obama’s most vigorous opposition now comes from progressives, including most of the senators and representatives of his own party, who only a few months ago were his most loyal political base. The few corporatist Democratic members of Congress who still support Obama risk losing their seats in 2016 primary elections as Democratic voters mobilize to defend democracy, workers, and the environment. Read more…