Our society is controlled by sociopaths, predominated by those who work in sales, marketing, financial services, and real estate. There's no way to "drain the swamp", when broader society IS a fucking swamp. Whereas 2008 was the Big Short, 2018 is the Big Long. It turns out Wall Street didn't learn their lesson from the free money bailout...Shocking, I know...
I'm about halfway through reading "Fire And Fury: Signifying The Trump White House". The key takeaway so far is that the Trump White House is run by and for Goldman Sachs. These are the various Goldman alumni who have been actively "draining the swamp" during the past year:
Wolff, Michael. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House (p. 146).
The most troubling quote from the book so far is this one:
"Trump didn’t read. He didn’t really even skim. If it was print, it might as well not exist. Some believed that for all practical purposes he was no more than semiliterate. (There was some argument about this, because he could read headlines and articles about himself, or at least headlines on articles about himself, and the gossip squibs on the New York Post’s Page Six.) Some thought him dyslexic; certainly his comprehension was limited. Others concluded that he didn’t read because he just didn’t have to, and that in fact this was one of his key attributes as a populist. He was postliterate—total television."
Wolff, Michael. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House (pp. 113-114).
Who could publish this shit with a straight face? Other than an industry-owned bag of nothing...
Everybody from the International Monetary Fund to the Bank of Canada have sounded alarm bells on the high level of household debt in Canada, but a new report suggests the situation isn’t all that dire.
"data from National Bank Financial economists Stéfane Marion and Matthieu Arseneau, shows that household debt is not as big a problem as many suggest."