Friday, December 30, 2016
The Financial Times Sums Up Populism Run Amuck
The global society that has been pieced together over the last few decades may be coming to an end. The world has changed faster than most people are prepared to change. Populism, which is the denial of politics, is setting the stage for the tyranny of the majority. The warning signs occurred early in Europe with the rise of populist parties, problems in the common market, Britain's exit from the European Union and a flood of immigrants escaping from danger, but the election of a demagogue in the US may be the last straw. The nation that many other nations have looked to for leadership has been infected with the populist disease. The Financial Times describes the problems that we face along with a warning. We may not be able to repair a broken system.