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Outrage over the economy does not explain surging global populism

There's a deeper discontent with the way people are governed, and immigrants are part of the problem

Deported migrants at a BorderLinks canteen in Nogales, Mexico, near the US-Mexico border. It's a mistake to explain anti-establishment sentiment purely in economic terms. Mr Trump was the preferred choice among those concerned about immigration and national security.


THE year belonged to people like Bill Heinzelman, a retiree from Wisconsin, and Lucien Durand, a farmer in south-eastern France. They helped propel the populist wave that swept across the western world in 2016, blindsiding pollsters and investors with how strongly they felt the...

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