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Reclaiming Populism

How Economic Fairness Can Win Back Disenchanted Voters

Protzer, Eric / Summerville, Paul

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1. Auflage November 2021
180 Seiten, Hardcover
Sachbuch

ISBN: 978-1-5095-4811-8
John Wiley & Sons

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Populist upheavals like Trump, Brexit, and the Gilets Jaunes happen when the system really is rigged. Citizens the world over are angry not due to income inequality or immigration, but economic unfairness: that opportunity is not equal and reward is not according to contribution.

This forensic book draws on original research, cited by the UN and IMF, to demonstrate that illiberal populism strikes hardest when success is influenced by family origins rather than talent and effort. Protzer and Summerville propose a framework of policy inputs that instead support high social mobility, and apply it to diagnose the differing reasons behind economic unfairness in the US, UK, Italy, and France. By striving for a fair, socially-mobile economy, they argue, it is possible to craft a politics that reclaims the reasonable grievances behind populism.

Reclaiming Populism is a must-read for policymakers, scholars, and citizens who want to bring disenchanted populist voters back into the fold of liberal democracy.

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Populist upheavals like Trump, Brexit, and the Gilets Jaunes happen when the system really is rigged. Citizens the world over are angry not due to income inequality or immigration, but economic unfairness: that opportunity is not equal and reward is not according to contribution.

This forensic book draws on original research, cited by the UN and IMF, to demonstrate that illiberal populism strikes hardest when success is influenced by family origins rather than talent and effort. Protzer and Summerville propose a framework of policy inputs that instead support high social mobility, and apply it to diagnose the differing reasons behind economic unfairness in the US, UK, Italy, and France. By striving for a fair, socially-mobile economy, they argue, it is possible to craft a politics that reclaims the reasonable grievances behind populism.

Reclaiming Populism is a must-read for policymakers, scholars, and citizens who want to bring disenchanted populist voters back into the fold of liberal democracy.

Foreword

Chapter 1 - The Inequality Delusion and Other Scapegoats for Populism

Chapter 2 - The Fairness Instinct

Chapter 3 - Economic Unfairness and the Rise of Populism

Chapter 4 - The Twin Virtues of Equal Opportunity and Fair Unequal Outcomes

Chapter 5 - Constraints and Solutions to Economic Fairness

Conclusion - Scripting A Path Forward

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"You think income inequality causes populism? Think again! Reclaiming Populism convincingly argues that the issue is not how unequal income is, it is the lack of social mobility. Unlike so many books on populism, the authors propose a policy agenda to guide action so that accidents of birth do not determine a person's chances in life."
Ricardo Hausmann, Harvard University

"A deeply researched and trenchant examination of the economic forces that have led to populist movements in North America and Europe. Critically, the authors lay out how crucial it is for policymakers to create economic policies that are widely perceived by citizens as fair, stressing the vital importance of equality of opportunity for all."
Bill Powell, Chief Washington Correspondent, Newsweek Magazine

"This clearly written and well researched book offers a fresh perspective on our current political malaise. It argues that an old-fashioned virtue - fairness - offers the way forward. Increasing equality of opportunity and social mobility is the road back to prosperity, pluralism and democratic resilience."
Rod Tiffen, University of Sydney

"Controversial and self-consciously provocative to be sure, this is a timely, thoughtful, original and even brave book that should be read by all those troubled by the rise of populism and the worrisome state of contemporary democracy."
Chris Watson, Former National Director, New Democratic Party of Canada

"A expert and even-tempered dissection of the myths of populism. It exposes the fundamental tensions that underlie the twin ideals of freedom and equality. By highlighting the crucial difference between equal opportunity and equal outcomes, the authors show how economic fairness is the best resolving chord."
John Brodie Donald, Author of Catataxis: When more of the same is different

"Why have electorates around the world become more susceptible to populist political ideas? Is it income and wealth inequality? is it immigration? Is it globalisation? Is it social media? According, Protzer & Summerville, it's none of these. This deep, data rich, analysis of the root cause of rising populism ekes out a more subtle but profound answer to the dilemma of our age. To paraphrase Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign strategist, James Carville, "It's fairness, stupid." With a profound understanding of our natural Fairness Instinct as its foundation, this important book brings the current system's flaws into sharp relief. Any politician wishing to find the centre of political gravity should read it."
Andrew McNally, CEO of Equitile Investments and Author of Debtonator - How Debt Favours the Few
Eric Protzer is a Research Fellow at Harvard University's Growth Lab.
Paul Summerville is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria's Gustavson School of Business.