Re-dynamising Local Economies in the Age of Trumpism

Mark Blyth (2016) has given a good analysis of the rise of Trumpism in the context of the crisis of neoliberalism which has negatively affected a layer of the western middle classes and ‘white working classes’. However, like most analysts, he identifies the problem without believing there is a solution at hand. In this article, we argue that there is a political and policy response, which would be able to reconquer the disaffected populations in the Western countries, to a progressive agenda. This answer lies in adopting the commons as a new paradigm to conceive of policy solutions. To explain our approach, we add the analysis of both Kojin Karatani and Karl Polanyi to the insights of Mark Blyth…

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