Populist Slogans

“Wealth tax” is the equivalent of Trump’s “Mexico will pay for the wall.” Both are very primitive populist slogans promising that large amounts of money will appear in a way that will stick it to some imaginary yet easy to dislike group. The only practical use of these slogans is to gauge how many people still take the political process seriously.

Clearly, not many do but they aren’t wrong to make a joke of it.

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