The politics of the German refugee crisis

Editor's note: This post was first published on 2 July 2018 on Patreon.

Marshall Auerback keeps urging me to write something on what's going on in Germany right now because it's making headlines. I think the big question regarding Germany is about the potential collapse of the German government and what it means for the direction of Europe. Because the situation is fluid, I don't have a fixed idea of where this is heading. However, I do have a few comments on potential outcomes below.
Working class anger more than race or xenophobia
I want to start my comments with the working class here because the issues are similar to the ones that got Donald Trump elected and got the UK to vote for Brexit. For this reason, when people in the US use race as the main issue that led to Trump, I think...

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