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The World Makes a Sharp U-Turn: Money and Politics 2016
                                        PROTEST 2017

Melissa Tandiwe Myambo

2016 was a year of cataclysmic events, great instability and an Us Over Them-type of revanchist politics. 

I don’t know what happened in your personal life but on the macro level, this was a year in which the world made a sharp U-turn, rejecting the trends of the last 70 years and the entire post-World War II world order.

A global snapshot must necessarily leave out most of the world.  But let’s focus in on some of the massive car crashes caused by the U-turns enacted by politicians and millions and millions of voters.  The value of money and progressive political trends are the most severely wounded victims.                                   

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Melissa Tandiwe Myambo is an author, academic

and aerobics instructor.