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Economic insecurity a hallmark of globalisation

Most workers worry about their jobs being threatened by cheaper imports facilitated by global integration, automation & digitisation.

In the Netherlands, the safety net is sturdy and the income share of the top 1% has hardly changed, yet right-wing anti-immigrant populism is raging.


IT IS now commonplace to blame rising economic inequality for working-class anger and the gravitational pull towards right-wing populism all over the world. But the relation between these two phenomena is actually more complicated.

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