The long-term outcomes and the impacts on the economy, society, and politics clearly show that neoliberalism has failed. It has been a disaster and a complete abdication of responsibility by the political class and the wealthy.

From the point of view of the rich, everything is fine. They’re even more well off. From the point of view of the rest of us, times are as hard as they’ve ever been with no respite in sight.

This is the calm before the storm unless things change fundamentally.

And no, “giving them a go” (referring to the right, extreme right and ultra-right) is not the answer. The violence and suffering that that would cause will be of a magnitude not seen since the last world wars.