#Brexit, the populist surge and the crisis of complexity

I like that this article reasserts the case for democracy, and identifies the failure to persuade citizens of a viable alternative as lying behind the Brexit vote (and presumably the Trump vote), not the idiocy of voters.
I also find a lot of sense in the explanation that limits are being reached in productivity increases, in economic growth and in the material limits of application of energy and use of natural resources.
The point I’m hoping to expand on though, is the excessive complexity of managing the damaging consequences and terms of class relations, and the complex market systems and regulations that attempt to find equilibrium and consent in a system that is fundamentally hugely unequal. We are told socialism is too difficult and inefficient but capitalist complexity is failing us.

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