Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dani Rodrik — Populism And The Economics Of Globalization


Populism may seem like it has come out of nowhere, but it has been on the rise for a while. I argue that economic history and economic theory both provide ample grounds for anticipating that advanced stages of economic globalization would produce a political backlash. While the backlash may have been predictable, the specific form it took was less so. I distinguish between left-wing and right-wing variants of populism, which differ with respect to the societal cleavages that populist politicians highlight. The first has been predominant in Latin America, and the second in Europe. I argue that these different reactions are related to the relative salience of different types of globalization shocks.
Dani Rodrik | Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University


Jonathan Larson said...

Populism first emerged in 1892. Populist is what members of the People's Party called themselves. And no, it did not come from nowhere.

Nice to know such a pig-ignorant man can make a living as an "intellectual."

Bob said...

A cloister is a wonderful thing.