We take our system of property, money, and markets as a given, but these have developed as a result of contestations of power mostly won by holders of concentrated wealth, resulting in rules to benefit them. Consider that property ownership, valuation of money, and wages are all determined on the basis of laws devised by wealth-holders securing their wealth. People have always fought back with populist causes, extracting some concessions, such as a social safety net, minimum wage, health and safety protections. But these concessions function to preserve the system by staving off more ambitious populist reform. Recently, we almost had a genuine popular challenge with the rise of Bernie Sanders, but fortunately for those making up the Establishment, Donald Trump has now saved them all by usurping populist resentment for his own very unpopulist ends.