Wednesday, August 24, 2016
  1. Trump’s Fiscal Follies

    Jeffrey Frankel

    Trump’s Fiscal Follies


     shows that, when it comes to tax policy, the GOP's nominee is a true Republican.

    Newsart for Trump’s Fiscal Follies Andrew Burton/Getty Images

    Donald Trump has shaken up the way a campaign is run, how a nominee communicates with voters, and the Republican Party’s platform, with many of his positions deviating from GOP tradition. But, on tax policy, Trump has toed the party line – and that’s not a good thing. READ MORE

  2. Taming the Populists

    Javier Solana

    Taming the Populists


     calls on national leaders to address the economic grievances fueling support for populism.

    protests in France Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

    In many Western democracies, right-wing populists, energized by self-proclaimed victories over “establishment elites,” are doubling down on the claim that globalization lies at the root of many citizens’ problems. If political leaders are to keep the populists at bay, they must address those problems head on. READ MORE

  3. Brexit and King Canute

    Anatole Kaletsky
  4. Greens for Trump?

    Peter Singer

    Greens for Trump?


     urges US presidential candidate Jill Stein to withdraw from the race in battleground states.

    Newsart for Greens for Trump? Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images

    The Green Party's US presidential candidate, Jill Stein, sounds like Ralph Nader in 2000, who argued that there was no real difference between Al Gore and George W. Bush. It's as bad an argument today as it was then – and even more dangerous, given that it could help elect Donald Trump. READ MORE

  5. Populism, Past and Present

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    Populism, Past and Present


     recalls that the right has often used economic grievances to pursue socially regressive ends.

    Newsart for Populism, Past and Present Alex Wong/Getty Images

    It seems that practically no Western democracy nowadays is immune to right-wing populism. While populist rhetoric seems to be reaching fever pitch, with far-reaching consequences, the reality is that the strain of nativism that it represents has long bedeviled democratic politics. READ MORE

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