A few thoughts on xenophobia in Europe and the US

Are Trump voters racists?
Those of you who have been reading my posts for some time know that I don't believe racism is the defining element behind a rise in populism across the developed economies. I certainly believe populist politicians stoke our latent prejudices. But I don't believe those prejudices are the principal underlying source of anxiety.

Instead, I look more at the burden shift of healthcare and retirement, wage stagnation, economic insecurity, and globalization as defining the anxiety. Here's a thread from last November on Twitter that outlines where I come from on this. (Click through to see the whole thread.)

Some thoughts on Trump and race. I know a lot of people call Trump voters stupid and racist. I don't see it that way. /1
— Edward Harrison (@edwardnh) November 9, 2...


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