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Monday, January 15, 2018

Steve Fuller : "... .but what about the Alt-Left?"

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2018/01/15/what-about-the-alt-left/
...I can only take a first step here. It would involve reviving the original left’s strong distinction between humanity’s past, as embodied in its history, and humanity’s future, as embodied in its potential – the one to be discarded, or at least avoided, and the other to be cultivated and made allowed to flourish. This would mean restoring ‘progress’ as a central term in political discourse and steering away from more past-looking ‘reparative’ notions of social justice, which have made it all too easy for Breitbart to concoct its own, currently dominant version of an ‘Alt-Left’.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Dani Rodrik : "In Defense of Economic Populism"

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/defense-of-economic-populism-by-dani-rodrik-2018-01
Populists’ aversion to institutional restraints extends to the economy, where they oppose obstacles placed in their way by autonomous regulatory agencies, independent central banks, and global trade rules. But while populism in the political domain is almost always harmful, economic populism can sometimes be justified.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Farewell, neoliberalism: An interview with Wolfgang Streeck - King's Review Magazine

Farewell, neoliberalism: An interview with Wolfgang Streeck - King's Review Magazine

The European trust crisis and the rise of populism | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

The European trust crisis and the rise of populism | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

A wave of populism has been gaining ground in the West since 2012. This column uses regional data for 26 European countries to explore how the impact of the Great Recession on labour markets has affected populist voting, political attitudes, and trust. The results indicate a strong link between unemployment and voting for non-mainstream (especially populist) parties. Unemployment is also correlated with increasing distrust of national and European parliaments.

The working paper is here