Kotkin, the Presidential Fellow at Chapman University, says the agreement will force the working- and middle class of the West to pay for policies that are going to damage large parts of the economy. Meanwhile, he notes, "India and China have no intention of doing this on a mass basis."
Kotkin also critiques what passes for "liberalism" today in general.
He says Democrats (and liberal elites in general) now favor top-down, unilateral, executive actions instead of real grassroots democracy.
He says "progressive" "Silicon Valley" types in particular are insular and privileged, and their growing insistence on censoring social media and championing open borders reflects that.
"If you're Mark Zuckerberg, you want to have good ethnic restaurants and good gardeners," regardless of how that may harm ordinary American citizens.
Kotkin calls Donald Trump "a despicable person" but admits that he and Bernie Sanders "have tapped into a vast dissatisfaction" among the American public.
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