Explaining the 2016 elections: the generational pivot

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It’s handy to have Brexit and Trump in the same image.
  • Right-wing populism, also nativism or nationalism (Trump). That combines economic nationalism with appeals to racial, gender, and ethnic reaction.
  • Left-wing populism, known sometimes and in other locations as democratic socialism (Sanders and Elizabeth Warren). This seeks to retard many of globalisms’ features, while reducing income inequality and resisting racial, gender, and ethnic reaction.
  • Neoliberalism with a human face, a/k/a Davos world (Clinton(s)). This is the argument that globalism is a net good for America and the world, reducing poverty and improving lifestyles. It ties this global attitude towards racial, ethnic, and gender liberalism. Many in the GOP can align with this, depending on their local constituents.

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Futurist, speaker, writer, consultant, educator. Author of the FTTE report and ACADEMIA NEXT. Creator of The Future Trends Forum.

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