"Like the measures that would have saved the lives of people in Grenfell Tower, the protections required to prevent further disasters for nature in this country are denounced by the government, the billionaire press and corporate lobbyists as “red tape”. The purpose of neoliberalism is to free the rich and powerful from the constraints of democracy. Week after week, we’re seeing what that means."

(Goerge Monbiot in The Guardian.)

Do you agree with the author of the statement above that, indeed, democracy is more and more constrained in today's world?

"Like the measures that would have saved the lives of people in Grenfell Tower, the protections required to prevent further disasters for nature in this country are denounced by the government, the billionaire press and corporate lobbyists as “red tape”. The purpose of neoliberalism is to free the rich and powerful from the constraints of democracy. Week after week, we’re seeing what that means."

(Goerge Monbiot in The Guardian.)

Do you agree with the author of the statement above that, indeed, democracy is more and more constrained in today's world? The focus of the article is that the rich and powerful are being freed from the restraints of democracy. Where does the author make the statement that democracy is more and more constrained?

I agree that my question should be more precise regarding author's view on the role of neoliberalism. Indeed, I've got that staircase-wit feeling that my question distorted the author's statement.
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Hah! This is the first time I've ever seen an English version of l'esprit d'escalier. I didn't know we ever used it in English.

CJ