Some days ago an Austrian journalist wrote about Donald Trump’s “demented babble“. Such a comment is symptomatic for the failure of the “left” to compete with Trumpism.
What is a politician’s job?
A politician’s job is to make politics, especially economic policy, social policy, and security policy.
Donald Trump’s results:
1. Economic policy:
GDP Growth 3.1% (2018)
Dow Jones Industrial 28,701.66 (All Time High on December 27th, 2019)
Nasdaq 9,052.00 (All Time High on December 27th, 2019)
2. Social Policy:
Unemployment rate 3.7% (the lowest since 1969)
Minimum wage $ 7.25 per hour (not risen since 2009)
3. Security Policy:
Not a single new war (first time since 1945), withdrawal from the war in Syria
A politician’s job is to get support for his politics. That is, to win elections while complying with the rules.
Is it a politician’s job to please me or the media?
By the way, in the US the Gini (inequality) coefficient rose to 0.49 and life expectancy fell for the first time in history by 0.03% to 78.81 years in 2018. And the US still consume 17% of World energy (with 4% of World population). That would actually be the topic …