‘Brahmin Left’ vs ‘Merchant Right’—the emergence of West’s new political conflict1 min read 12 Sep 2018, 11:52 PM IST
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.
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