Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Thomas Piketty — Vive le populisme !

Populism is merely a somewhat confused but legitimate response to the feeling of abandonment experienced by the working classes in the advanced countries in the face of globalisation and the rise of inequalities. To construct specific answers to these challenges, we have to build on the most internationalist populist elements – therefore on the radical left – represented here and there by Podemos, Syriza, Sanders or Mélenchon, whatever their limits; otherwise the retreat into nationalism and xenophobia will prevail....
Le Monde — Le Blog de Thomas Piketty
Vive le populisme !Thomas | Professor (directeur d'études) at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), associate chair at the Paris School of Economics, and Centennial professor at the London School of Economics, International Inequalities Institute.

2 comments:

Pearce Tournier said...

The same attitude which led to the rise of Hitler, and, above all, the underfunding of British industry and military (of course, the psychological effects of the war to end all wars had something to do with that).

Matthew Franko said...

Cant see @Lord_Keynes2 agreeing with this one...