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Is this the year of unintended circumstances?

5 June 2019

Is this the year of unintended circumstances?

In my last column, I wrote about the
rise of populism globally and some of
the surprising political outcomes which
had ensued as a result. Without doubt,
the biggest of these was the election of
Trump as President in the USA. Now, a
couple of years on, it’s possible to see
the real effect of populist politics where
it meets economic reality and his case
serves as a microcosm of what can be
expected in other populist regimes.

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