The article, ostensibly attempting to address a perspective on the crisis, is loaded with the very tropes on which the conundrum is based.
“a winning politics” is actually a mis-rendering of “The Discrediting of Politics Itself”.–this as erasure of the concept of participatory governance, informed consent of the governed
“regular working people” - ‘Regular working people’ should perhaps be ‘regulated’ working people. As the corporate ‘person’ is decidedly not regulated
“-- who see the Dream getting away from them and government not helping”. You have to be asleep to believe the “Dream”, as one wag put it. Oooh yes, lets chase the media manufactured dream that is “getting away”, quite literally, with murder.
“economic backsliding” – how about actually addressing the modes of application of theories of economic metrics that very pointedly and aggressively exclude the actual costs of the extractive model being applied to social/ecological/ equilibrium?
The Reign of Politicized Courts and Big Money – This is not new, but rather the feudal thread that has been assiduously maintained on the 15th century assumptions that 1) the planet is an inert and endless thing to be extracted from; 2) that if the ruling effete say that any given people are sub-human, the system can at the point of a weapon, reinforce the intended corralling; 3) by exclusion and killing, any evolution aside from that of an anti-evolutionary extractive construct dependent on usurpation can have a mask of legitimacy glued to the real face of the onstruct; 4) that 3 can be applied like a bludgeon when the theater of media wears thin. To really take the gloves off and play god.
In other words, the theories cum ‘politics’ that have for centuries manipulated and wasted, by hook or by crook, is confronted with the reality of what has been denied, lied about, and is in the process of hitting the aggregate wall of its own destructive failings.
Simply consider the social organizational acumen required for millions of us to address the scope of failings, and you see the actual societal profile of an already functioning alternative.