Why the World Is Rebelling Against ‘Experts’ | Newgeography.com
Experts, what are they good for?
"What holds the rebels together is a single idea: the rejection of the neo-liberal crony capitalist order that has arisen since the fall of the Soviet Union. For two decades, this new ruling class could boast of great successes: rising living standards, limited warfare, rapid technological change and an optimism about the future spread of liberal democracy. Now, that’s all fading or failing."
Those boasting were not those who brought the successes, and in the end they were incompetent to maintain the successes. Instead they brought the crony socialism, it is not capitalist in any sense, it is about government/bureaucrats/politicians plumping for graft, and corruption, and rewarding those paying the rents.
Kotkin notes: "The Great Rebellion draws on five disparate and sometimes contradictory causes that find common ground in frustration with the steady bureaucratic erosion of democratic self-governance: class resentment, racial concerns, geographic disparities, nationalism, cultural identity. Each of these strains appeals to different constituencies, but together they are creating a political Molotov cocktail."
It is well worth a read.