Economics and politics - comment and analysis

Populism is Dead, Long Live Popular Politics

Cross-posted from Makroskop and Brave New Europe
Translated and edited by BRAVE NEW EUROPE
 
Joe Biden has been the incarnation of the Establishment. Nothing else can be expected from him than Barack Obama’s largely unambitious social policies, which made the Trump phenomenon possible in the first place. …

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Politik als Farce

6. February 2020 I Events, General Politics

Eine Farce, sagt der Duden, ist eine „Angelegenheit, bei der die vorgegebene Absicht, das vorgegebene Ziel nicht mehr ernst zu nehmen ist, und nur noch lächerlich gemacht, verhöhnt wird.“ Genau das hat sich gestern im Landtag von Thüringen abgespielt. Die von der Gesellschaft den Parlamenten vorgegebene Aufgabe, …

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Italy: The election in Emilia Romagna – or How Europe is Constantly Dismantling Itself

Salvini will carry on, enormously strengthened, and sooner or later he will reach his goal.
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“Matteo Salvini has lost, his plan to overthrow the government has not worked.” This, or something similar, is the usual chorus of headlines in German papers after the regional election in Emilia Romagna. …

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