‘Brahmin Left’ vs ‘Merchant Right’—the emergence of West’s new political conflict
The emergence of the Brahmin left has occurred because of globalization, migration, increased educationall of which have created new dimensions of inequality and weakened previous class-based coalitions
Bengaluru: Across the world, income inequality is a burning issue. In theory, this inequality should result in class-based politics. Instead, globally and especially in the West, there has been a rise in identity-based politics and populism. According to French economist Thomas Piketty, this is so, because of the emergence of new political cleavages.