• Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:01
    Populism ‘unsustainable’
    Private sector says parties making wild promises; seeks stable post-poll govt
  • Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:03
    Populism ‘unsustainable’ 
    Private sector says parties making wild promises; seeks stable post-poll govt 
  • Sat, 02 Mar 2019 01:00
    Careful what you promise
    Depleted coffers, unpopular taxes, army resistance could leave ambitious welfare proposals unfulfilled
  • Tue, 11 Dec 2018 03:10
    UN conference adopts migration pact despite withdrawals
    A United Nations conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from over 160 countries in Morocco on Monday, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.
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  • Fri, 23 Nov 2018 01:00
    Thaksin made populism a sacred policy worshipped by every govt since
    Re: “Parties hit out at junta govt’s populist handouts”, Nation, Nov 22.
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  • Wed, 31 Oct 2018 01:00
    Get ready for the great election sales promotions
    One of the slipperiest and most contentious words in politics is “populism”. Its original meaning was actually noble. It elevated “the people” above the “elites”, who constituted a far smaller group and were self-serving and corrupt.
  • Mon, 01 Oct 2018 01:00
    Populism: Dangerous in the West, deadly in Asia
    The post-Cold War era has been marked by the rise of identity-based hatred that has often erupted in mass murder. Much of this has targeted minorities in non-democratic or transition states emerging from autocracy – the Rohingya in Myanmar, Bosnians post-Yugoslavia, Yazidis in Iraq and the Tutsis in Rwanda.
  • Wed, 23 May 2018 01:00
    Thai politics and green tea business warfare
    Politicians and makers of green tea have many things in common: They and their rivals are a lot more similar than they make the public believe; they resort to heavy advertising (or propaganda if you will) and populism to differentiate and promote sales; and their fierce competition is detrimental to both themselves and their enemies.
  • Fri, 26 Jan 2018 01:00
    Trump’s protectionist declaration today will put globalisation into reverse 
    The decision by US President Donald Trump on Monday to impose tariffs on imported solar energy components and large washing machines signals that Washington is quickening its pace to embrace anti-trade populism under the pretext of pursuing “fair trade”.
  • Sat, 30 Dec 2017 01:00
    Chinese populism lives in viral video App
    Yang Yang, a 22-year-old Chinese corn farmer, spends two to three hours per day streaming video of life in his cliffside village to smartphones across China. He spends lots of time clinging to a cliff ladder, one hand on his selfie stick, while he banters with fans about village life.
  • Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:00
    Hate ‘populism’? Then you hate democracy
    Re: “Future govts ‘will be wary of populist policies’ after action against ex-PM”, The Sunday Nation, July 23.
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  • Tue, 11 Jul 2017 01:00
    Globalisation without discontents
    Populism and protectionism are on the rise across the world. Recent developments in Europe and the election of Donald Trump as US president seem to have added strength to the voices opposed to globalisation. These are huge challenges confronting the world. What makes these challenges more complicated is the quality and complexity of global interdependence today.
  • Tue, 14 Mar 2017 01:00
    How to curb right-wing populism in Indonesia
    With the vote for Donald Trump and Brexit, it is obvious that increasingly large numbers of people affected by the ills of unregulated globalisation are being drawn to populist right-wing nationalism rather than mainstream liberalism and social democracy.
  • Sat, 11 Mar 2017 01:00
    Vietnam ‘remains strong amid challenges’
    DESPITE facing challenges, Vietnam has great opportunities to sustain its high economic growth rate, a seminar heard. Dinh La Thang, secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, told the “Vietnam Economic Scenario 2017: Business Investment in a Changing World” seminar on Thursday that the global economy continued to be volatile and hard to predict with the rise of populism.
  • Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:22
    Pope warns against populism and 'saviours' like Hitler
    MADRID - Pope Francis on Saturday warned against populism, saying it could lead to the election of "saviours" like Hitler.
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