Human affairs is the most complex area that people involve themselves. Albert Einstein said it made physics seem easy by comparison. That's why trying to reduce that complexity to 'theories' would be like trying to reduce the Mona Lisa to a stick drawing. But where it comes to power, the rules of the game are well know. What needs to be said requires little more than common sense and decency.
Saying that... “The triumph of neoliberalism is the idea that the alternative is always even worse”, is not about policies, alternative or not, but instead about policy makers. Whatever the 'policy' and its mechanisms, the intent would be the same as that with neoliberalism. Exploitation is exploitation, by whatever 'policy'. No PHD in wonkery is necessary. That Trump spent a lifetime of bypassing the 'rules' is meaningless. He is no more a part of any solution than the man on the moon. It's the public involvement that counts. It's in that sense that 'TINA' is valid.