NFL protests & victory of Steve Bannon’s candidate in Alabama shows deepening US political polarisation

6th October 2017 Socialist Action 0

By John Ross

Two recent events in the US – the victory of Steve Bannon backed candidate Roy Moore in the Alabama Republican Senate primary and the huge dispute around NFL players kneeling during the national anthem – confirm the deepening polarisation in US politics. The background which is driving this is the very slow growth in the US economy – the reasons for which are analysed in ​Why the US Remains Locked in Slow Growth.