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How Populism May Stifle Growth

Advanced economies are settling for underperformance. The new politics won’t help

The global economy is gathering momentum, the International Monetary Fund has declared. That’s probably correct and undeniably encouraging, but there’s an ominous discord between this expansion and what’s euphemistically called political uncertainty—that is, the stresses caused by surging antitrade, antimarket, anti-immigrant populism.

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