Over my lifetime a similar thing has happened in the U.S..
Plus there is this huge Anti Union movement going on now a days. Not sure why exactly i guess most people like to be door mats or something.
Yeah, it is much better to be a door mat for both the Union bosses AND the corporate bosses than to just be a door mat for corporate bosses (assuming that one does not have the skills and wherewithal to get out from under the bosses, which, of course the politicians are working tirelessly to make ever harder).
The question I have is, if the only people who benefit from times when the political philosophy of reducing government power are those already on top, why does income inequality increase when the President favors income redistribution (such as currently) and decrease when the President favors empowering people to take control of their own lives by reducing federal regulations (such as when Ronald Reagan was President)?
Take for example the relatively new in vogue maneuver of 'redistricting' and 'gerrymandering',...
Considering that the term "gerrymander" was coined in 1812, I am not sure how you conclude that it is relatively new. I remember reading in the 1980s about a Congressional District that snaked its way across a state. The district was 1 or 2 miles wide and about 100 miles long. This practice has been going on for basically as long as the United States has been around.