There is a structural flaw in modern capitalism. Tremendous income gains are going to those in the top 20 percent, but prospects are diminishing for those in the middle and working classes. This gigantic trend widens inequality, exacerbates social segmentation, fuels distrust and led to Donald Trump.
"The GOP Rejects Conservatism" is from the June 26, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.