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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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.