This is an important discussion. In a world where corporations have increasingly been running governments, Trump’s cabinet discards the charade, effectively “cuts out the middlemen” and places corporate heads inside the government itself. The groundwork for this transition has been laid by breach of trust and purchase of both parties over the past 30 years. As I have said before, another business-as-usual status quo government had Clinton won, would also have been a bad thing for democracy and ethics. But having corporate interests literally take the helm is the next phase of this crisis for we, the people. The stakes for all sides are very high now and the conflict and upheaval promises to be great before this era ends.
Journalists Naomi Klein, author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate” and Lee Fang of The Intercept talk about the role of corporations inside the Trump administration and the inauguration. Here is a direct video link.