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The Rise of Populism

Populism is characterized primarily as a political philosophy engaging in supporting the rights and power of the average person in their struggle against the privileged elite. Politicians that call themselves Populists will focus on fostering resentment towards economic, liberal and primarily urban elites, sometimes also referred to as the “establishment”. It is resentment based on the belief that the power must be removed from the elites, which are considered to only be benefiting the top 1 % of the population at the expense of the middle class. Populism is currently a very important, if not the most important, disruptive force determining our political and socio-economic environment. It is

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