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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

US may be repeating history

US may be repeating history
- Today’s anti-government, xenophobic, nationalistic, “run-America-like-a-business” rhetoric offers remarkable parallels to that of the years immediately following World War I. Progressivism was a response to a host of challenges evident at the turn of the 20th century. Industrialization had produced cheaper goods and innovations, such as the automobile, but also made much skilled labor obsolete, leaving workers interchangeable and pushing wages down.