(ed: here in new zealand we would call clintonism the neoliberal-incrementalist policies/beliefs clung to by so many in both the tory party and the labour party..
and what concerns me about this new labour-led government is that so many of those who were neoliberal-incrementalist true-believers during the clark years are still there..again..
(the high-water-mark of neoliberal-incrementalism in the labour party were the clark years..and perhaps the most telling example of the cold/heartless/essentially-rightwing-ideologues that clark government was – they left the poorest/sickest to just rot – for nine long years – hard to forgive/forget that one..eh..?..)
the party is now making more democratic-socialist noises – but i wonder/worry about those incrementalists..
have they been silenced/had revelations on the road to damascus/or are they just waiting to do their worst..)
The Democrats’ embrace of free-market policies – which reached its apex under Clinton – may have helped rejuvenate the party in the 1990s and early 2000s but that embrace has now crippled it.
Hillary Clinton’s shocking loss to Donald Trump—whose signature economic pledge was to reverse the ‘bad deals’ of the past few decades—simply highlights a generation of Democratic Party politics that has now come crashing to an end.