For an example see:
I posted this in "Canadian politics" rather than "international news" because I think that Canada is well down the same road though not as far, and this is a bigger interest for us. I think the reasons are:
1. the rise of neoliberalism and the degenerate state of economics with the domination of the neoclassical school of thought.
2. globalization, the loss of manufacturing industry and its jobs and the driving down of Canadian wages.
3. the final and public collapse of Marxism-Leninism and the ostensible discrediting of all forms of "socialism" as well as of traditional conservatism and its replacement by Margaret Thatcher's school of thought, plus the conversion of China to a peculiar form of authoritarian capitalism. Among other things, "capitalism" doesn't have to worry about political competition any more.
Regarding (3) I recall a statement by Sir William Harcourt, a British Liberal of the 1890's, that "we are all socialists nowadays" by which I judge he meant that by his time almost everyone had come to think that the welfare of ordinary people was a fit subject of government concern. These days I have the impression that the right has moved from a claim that modern Anglo-American capitalism is the best type of economy for everyone, to a secretive kind of bastardized Nietzschean view that nobody matters except the rich and the managers; the modern "nobility and gentry."
I also get the impression that many fewer of the people who know how the economy works in practice are willing to acknowledge it and discuss it and criticize it with the public interest in mind.
All this seems to me to be worth discussing. Is anyone interested?