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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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The left’s changing personality: How progressives are changing from professionals to populists

The left’s changing personality: How progressives are changing from professionals to populists | real utopias | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Warren, hero of the left, may be a professor. But her rhetoric is not what you'd hear in a faculty lounge
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Populism and the left: does UKIP matter? Can democracy be saved? - Open Democracy

Populism and the left: does UKIP matter? Can democracy be saved? - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
A populist anti-capitalism is the only way the centre left can meaningfully respond to the rise of UKIP.
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Policy Network - Is participatory democracy the solution to populism?

Policy Network - Is participatory democracy the solution to populism? | real utopias | Scoop.it
More participatory or deliberative local publics can help strengthen the legitimacy of democratic institutions. (Is #participatorydemocracy the solution to #populism ?
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The Emerging Populist-Business Coalition - Huffington Post

The Emerging Populist-Business Coalition - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it

Warren Buffett giving his biggest ever contribution in a political race is more important news than you might think -- especially given the recent spate of populist economic commentary by other business leaders like Seattle's Nick Hanauer. This particular contribution just well could be symbolic of an emerging alliance between progressive populists and some segments of the business community. For those who (for some strange reason) don't follow Nebraska politics as avidly as I do, last week Warren Buffett gave $100,000 to Chuck Hassebrook, the Democratic candidate for governor there.

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Building the New Populism - Huffington Post

Building the New Populism - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it


On one side we have rich capitalists, the 1 percent, who believe what is good for them is good for the country; who believe whoever has the most wealth should have the most power.

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Which Side of the Barricade Are You On? - Politico

Which Side of the Barricade Are You On? - Politico | real utopias | Scoop.it

 

Democratic strategist Doug Sosnik was a close adviser to President Bill Clinton, and he’s famed in Washington circles for his closely held, big-think memos on the state of American politics. We got our hands on his latest—in which he warns of a rising populist tide that threatens to swamp Republicans and Democrats alike—and are reprinting it in full here with his permission.

 



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A Short History of Populism in America - CounterPunch

A Short History of Populism in America - CounterPunch | real utopias | Scoop.it

Populism is the exacerbated expression of the people’s place within democratic institutions, particularly at times when the political systems do not function properly, when tensions become too acute, when the channels for expressing discontent work badly, or when the political elites are perceived as breaking faith with those they represent.

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Slavoj Zizek On Populism And Democracy

Slavoj Zizek On Populism And Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it

The master class analyses phenomena of modern thought and culture with the intention to discern elements of possible Communist culture. It moves at two levels: first, it interprets some cultural phenomena (from today’s architecture to classic literary works like Rousseau’s La Nouvelle Heloise) as failures to imagine or enact a Communist culture; second, it explores attempts at imagining how a Communist culture could look, from Wagner’s Ring to Kafka’s and Beckett’s short stories and contemporary science fiction novels.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation