Populists in power, like Five Stars and the Lega in Italy, can do serious damage. In the case of Italy, the key risks are long-term rather than immediate.
Though the populists have triumphed in Italy, examples show that populists often abandon their most dangerous demands and their euro scepticism in the pursuit of power.
To advance their prospects of finding partners, both 5Star and Lega have ditched the most dangerous part of their erstwhile agenda. But significant risks remain.
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From Germany to the UK and Italy, populism tries to get the upper hand. Can it be contained?
No U.S. President in recent memory has done more to strengthen Europe’s willingness to work together than Donald Trump.
Beppe Grillo’s Five Stars movement loses some of its lustre.
The best response to populism is active government policy. We need more and better smart liberalism.
Populists movements will continue to win elections because there is something profoundly wrong with modern capitalism.