A New Populism?

We live in an age when hedge fund managers and Wall Streeters complain of class warfare against them, and when all but a small proportion of political campaign contributions are made by a fraction of the one percent. It’s been years since a high-profile politician has spoken like Elizabeth Warren and not only survived but flourished. Warren has aroused populist tendencies in parts of the liberal base and probably emboldened other senators and members of the House to speak more directly on class issues.

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