Populism is a foreseeable reaction against the limited moral conception of society offered by both traditional left and right parties. Traditional parties have effectively rendered many voters homeless by blindly and one-sidedly emphasizing the moral intuitions of an individualistic, liberty- and rights-oriented framework, as demonstrated by example of the two Swedish establishment parties.

Johan Wennström is research fellow at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) in Stockholm.
Other Independent Review articles by Johan Wennström
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