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Americans' Refuge In "Matrix Of Rackets" Is Failing

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by Howard Kunstler

These days, the hardships of history are shattering the nation and our response politically has been to take refuge in a matrix of rackets. Most of these rackets are economic, because it’s the essence of racketeering to extract the greatest benefit possible from the object of your racket at the least cost to the racketeer.

The identity politics of our time is another form of racketeering — extracting current maximum benefits on claims of mistreatment, often bygone, specious, or only imagined.

This is why the campaign slogan of Hillary Clinton, “Stronger Together,” rang so false in 2016 when she simultaneously declared culture war on the dwindling majority outside the ramparts. And you’re surprised that Donald Trump won the election?

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