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Populism, Politics, and Regular People

Economist Speaer on Politics, Populism, and People

Last week economist and journalist David Rennie talked to our team about the ways politicians are leveraging insecurities with what he calls the “politics of loss” and the “politics of control.” David is the Washington Bureau Chief for The Economist.

He explained his views of populism as a global phenomenon, tying what’s going on in Europe and in America to a feeling of having “nothing left to lose.” You can 
watch him talk about that here.

Rennie is charming, thought-provoking, and entertaining. He humbly disarms audiences by calling himself “the economist journalist who looks like Harry Potter’s dad” and provides a new, international perspective (informed by being stationed in London and Brussels) on the day’s timely issues. We all left feeling like we had heard something new and different on the 2016 election.


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