It’s The Sanctions, Stupid
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It’s The Sanctions, Stupid

In a public attempt at damage control, Donald Trump Jr.’s appearance last week with Fox News’ Sean Hannity may have provided more evidence of the campaign’s collusion with Russia during the election. His exclusive interview to discuss his meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya came only one day after Trump Jr. released copies of his ...
Clash of the Classes Part 1
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Clash of the Classes Part 1

In September of 2008, the investment firm Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy. Shortly afterward, the world’s largest insurance company, AIG, collapsed. This sent the world into a global financial crisis. This crisis caused a global recession, causing tens-of-trillions of wealth loss, it also left 30 million people out of work, and doubled the debt of the ...
Liberalism’s Fateful Mistake
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Liberalism’s Fateful Mistake

In my last post, I attempted to analyse the reasons why so many people worldwide are finding the appeal of political populism so attractive. This concentrated on the right-wing populism which has proved so successful in countries like Poland, Hungary, the United Kingdom, and, most recently, the USA. 2017 will see further tests in the ...
Why Populism is so Popular
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Why Populism is so Popular

The election of Donald Trump as US president is the most spectacular example of the success which political populism has been enjoying worldwide in the past years. But the simple solutions populists put forward do not offer serious strategies for dealing with any of the challenges facing our globalised, networked, post-industrial societies. At the beginning ...