To Short-Circuit Populism, Start by Fighting Corruption

Around the world, concerned citizens and leaders are looking for ways to push back on the populist wave that threatens to wash away progressive priorities, such as compassionate treatment of migrants, rights for ethnic and religious minorities, and more integrated global responses to trade, climate change, and other transnational challenges. The Brexit vote, the Trump victory, the rise of illiberal regimes in Hungary, Poland and Turkey, the strong results for far-right nationalists in France, the Netherlands, and elsewhere – all these raise the question of what can be done to ease the anger and distrust that voters appear to be feeling worldwide.

... read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/to-short-circuit-populism-start-by-fighting-corruption_us_5988c6c1e4b0f25bdfb31ede

by