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What Fools these Populists Be: A Selected Review of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections∗

@inproceedings{Watts2020WhatFT,
  title={What Fools these Populists Be: A Selected Review of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections∗},
  author={Caleb M. Watts},
  year={2020}
}
Immigration and foreign efficiency have increased domestic labor market competition and displaced native workers. Populist rhetoric identifies immigrants, outsourcing, and trade deficits as the causes for voter’s socioeconomic anxieties. This populist rationale gained political traction in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The support from voters for a populist candidate, who would win the election, has a tendency to place an irrational label upon these voters’ economic view. Critics of… 

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