Do you think that famous populist leaders have been good for democracy in their countries? It turns out that populist leaders can have a very negative effect on the individual institutions that make up most democracies. As you’ll see, when people in power make decisions solely on what they believe is in the best interest of “the people”, that can lead to corruption and less real freedom for all.
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Look at what happened last week in Sweden: Far right populists made large gains; almost 18 percent of the votes… in Sweden! Globalization has created so many losers and they all vote populist. No, that’s Dead Wrong®. So what does lead to the support of populist candidates? Find out from Free To Choose® Media Executive Editor and Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg.