New episode of Pocket Economics podcast
“Fake news is essential to the rise of populism. We’re living in an interesting experiment where right wing or left wing populists make misleading or sometimes outright incorrect statements, and yet get away with that.”
Populists may be militarists, pacifists, admirers of Che Guevara or of Ayn Rand; they range from climate activists to climate change deniers. But what makes them all ‘populists’?
Is populism a threat, something we should be afraid of? Or a corrective for democracy when it stops working as it should?