Jeffrey Friedman has published a series of posts, on the Niskanen Center's blog, on Donald Trump and "populism". Friedman's work (consider for example his excellent book on the financial crisis, co-written with Wladimir Kraus) is always thoughtful. In this series of posts, he goes beyond the mere expression of moral outrage at Trump (which is kind of a sport for all those who don't like him), in an attempt to understand where he--or, better, his voters--really comes from.He so sums up his posts:He [Trump] didn't come from Mars, and his success isn't inexplicable. To the extent that the explanation isn't that his supporters are crazy or evil, then we have to recognize that something else is at work: that
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