How neoliberalism and globalization created the populist revolt in the West

A map of global neoliberalism

Summary: Here is an excerpt from one of the most powerful explanations I have seen for the role neoliberalism and globalization as drivers of populism in the West. Our political future cannot be seen without understanding this. {First of two articles today.} Here is one of the most illuminating essays I have read in a … Continue reading How neoliberalism and globalization created the populist revolt in the West

A powerful defense of free trade by Ed Dolan, before Trump attacks it

Summary: Trump and other opponents of free trade make many bold claims about its harmful effects. Here Ed Dolan looks at the facts to see if they agree with Trump. That is nice to know before Trump attacks the global trade system, a pillar of the world order that has brought unprecedented prosperity to the world. … Continue reading A powerful defense of free trade by Ed Dolan, before Trump attacks it

Stratfor Explains How Trump’s Victory Galvanizes Kindred Spirits in Europe

Summary: Ripples of Trump's win rock the boats of politicians around the world. Europe's politics were already unsettled, with the far-right profiting from the mainstream parties' obsession - flooding Europe with immigrants, despite their people's objections. How Trump's Victory Will Galvanize Kindred Spirits in Europe Stratfor, 13 November 2016. Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential … Continue reading Stratfor Explains How Trump’s Victory Galvanizes Kindred Spirits in Europe

An anthropologist reminds us why Trump rose & how populism will survive his crash

Summary: Now that Trump has self-destructed and the inevitable landslide (which I predicted in August) looms, the Left believes it can forget the forces that brought Trump close to victory. FAILure to learn is our national affliction. Anthropologist Maximilian Forte reminds us why Trump arose from nothing and why populism might survive Trump's crash. "Terminal … Continue reading An anthropologist reminds us why Trump rose & how populism will survive his crash