Sunday, April 02, 2017
Right-Wing Movements Are About Nationalism, Not Economics
There are right-wing movements all over the world. Some are in more market-oriented societies, some in strong welfare states, some in state-authoritarian economies. Their economic policies, likewise, range from populist social provision to you're-on-your-own-Jack austerity.
What they have in common is ethnic nationalism.
The Trump vote was driven more by white racial resentment than by economic dislocation.
I believe other studies will find similar things about the rise of right-wing populism in other countries, as well.