Paul Krugman over het ‘sociale’ gezicht van populisten:
Right-wing parties are preaching herrenvolk social democracy, a welfare state but only for people who look like you.
Nikolaus Kowall en Fabian Lindner citeren Krugman als ze in herinnering brengen hoe de nazi’s met sociaaldemocratische beloftes aan de macht kwamen.
This might be the lesson for today: Social democrats have to regain credibility in the social and economic area and not cling to their neo-liberalism “light” if they want to stop right-wing extremism. Simply branding right-wing extremists as racists in the hope voters will be scared and stop voting for them will not work as long as people feel they have lost control over their lives.