Resistance to Trump's authoritarianism will not come from a two-party system that has been shaped by neoliberalism and the power of the financial elite. Despite its rebranding efforts, the Democratic Party is far from embracing the anti-capitalist vision of radical change needed to make democratic socialism into a real alternative in the United States.
When compared with wealthy Western European countries, health care in the US is often found lacking, but how does it compare to systems in poorer countries such as Guinea or Liberia? Many in the US suffer from a comparable lack of access to facilities and exorbitant drug pricing, despite the US spending more on health care than any other country.
Capitalism places people at the service of the economy, whereas the economy of an ecological society orients production and consumption toward the health and well-being of both humans and the broader environment, says plant and soil science professor Fred Magdoff, co-author of Creating an Ecological Society: Toward a Revolutionary Transformation.