What Happens After the Election

Most Americans don’t actually hate trade, business, or globalization. But this campaign season’s tide of populist outrage will last long past November.

IT WOULD BE EASY, surveying the political landscape these days, to conclude Americans are keen to slam the brakes on globalization. For the first time in modern history, the two major-party presidential candidates are competing to see who can sound more hostile to free trade. President Obama, despite riding some of the highest approval ratings

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