The escalator is going down and no longer up as in the "social modern age." The social trend drives toward precariousness and the accompanying social descent. Trump's 2018 budget is more sadism, greed, hypocrisy and selective perception than public policy. Social institutions and securities are being cleared away.
"Disarm the markets!" When Attac was founded in 1998, this slogan was formulated against the backdrop of the financial crash in East Asia...What is needed are real changes towards another paradigm, where finance is forced to contribute to social justice, economic stability and sustainable development/